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Kid looking through a oyster shell

Mound House: Archaeological & Historic Site

Discover an ancient island life beyond anything you've ever imagined, through hands-on experiences atop a 2,000-year-old Calusa Indian Shell Mound.

Immerse yourself in the natural environment of Estero Bay with guided kayak tours, family programs, boat trips, or see the museum.

Learn what archaeologists discovered about the Calusa Indians in a unique exhibit immersing guests inside the ancient shell mound...

Discover an ancient island life beyond anything you've ever imagined, through hands-on experiences atop a 2,000-year-old Calusa Indian Shell Mound.

Immerse yourself in the natural environment of Estero Bay with guided kayak tours, family programs, boat trips, or see the museum.

Learn what archaeologists discovered about the Calusa Indians in a unique exhibit immersing guests inside the ancient shell mound. Mound House staff will lead you though an educational and entertaining experience you will never forget! The property grounds are pet friendly. 

Don’t miss this unique archaeological and historical site on Fort Myers Beach! 

Here’s what you need to know before embarking on an unforgettable adventure through Calusa culture and Fort Myers Beach history:

Hours of Operation
  • January 1st to April 30th: Tuesday through Saturday, 9:00AM – 4:00AM
  • May 1st to December 31st: Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday, 9:00AM – 4:00AM

Cost of Admission

  • Adults: $10
  • Student With College ID: $8
  • Ages 6 – 12: $5
  • Ages 5 And Under: FREE 
  • With Membership: FREE

Images provided by the Mound House courtesy of Main Sail Video Productions, Inc.

Key Features

Things to Do

Cultural Center

Attractions

Historic Sites

Archaeological Site

Cultural Center

Historic Attraction

Tours & Transportation

Guided Tours

Amenities

Location

Bayfront, Island

Suitable for Ages

All Ages

Time to Experience Activity

1 - 2 Hours

Disabled Traveler Information

ADA Compliant, Handicapped Parking

Pet Information

Pet Friendly

Pet Types Allowed

Dogs must be on a leash

Activities

Children's Programs, Fishing, Kayaking

Category

Archaeological Site, Historic Attraction

Tour Information

Guided Tours

Tour Duration

1 hour

Tour Schedule

Tuesday Wednesday and Saturday (May 1 to September 30, 9am to 12pm) October 1 to April 30, 10am to 2pm)

Key Features

Things to Do

Cultural Center

Attractions

Historic Sites

Archaeological Site

Cultural Center

Historic Attraction

Tours & Transportation

Guided Tours

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