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Mound House

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Address: 289 Connecticut St, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931-3708
Phone Number: +1 239-765-0865
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Awesome little piece of History

My husband and I were just driving around the island and I found this beautiful home the tour was so interesting to learn the history of the case family and how the Indians built... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
Robyn J
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I were just driving around the island and I found this beautiful home the tour was so interesting to learn the history of the case family and how the Indians built it on a pile of shells it was just something to behold the interaction and video was quite interesting too I could have watched it several... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

An interesting place.Your guide was friendly and knowledgeable.Great location on the river.Great place to walk.The tour was very informative.Cute gift shop with interesting items.

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Mound House was amazing, the history and story about how the mound and home was build was amazing.

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North Fort Myers, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

A must see for history buffs. Beautiful grounds with information on the plants and trees. A little out of the way, but is easy if you see the sign where you turn. Watch for the road construction as it can be slow at times.

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Thank 2013owner
Fort Myers Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

The Mound House is another one of Fort Myers Beach's best kept secrets. The knowledge that can be gained from a visit to this historical house and Indian Mound is priceless. Learn about the largest Indians of their time that actually frightened the Spanish away to the whimsical people that inhabited the house in decades past. A science lab and... More 

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Plano, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

This house was built on shells. The house is not very big but the volunteers do an excellent job explaining about the native indians who lived here.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

Lived in the area 6 years and finally visited here. Wish I had come sooner! It's a beautiful area you don't even see when on Fort Myers Beach. Worth an hour or two of your time! A restored home, shell Mound excavation, gorgeous surroundings right on Estero Bay. Walk through the home and read the history of the Calusa Indians... More 

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Friendsville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

Parking and directions where to go once you get to the house are a bit sketchy. We walked around until we finally found the ticket office. Such a beautiful site of where the Calusa Indians once lived 2,000 years ago. We had an awesome tour guide who gave us some history lessons about the area. The house was neat to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

We spent a lovely couple of hours here in the summer. To start we had a craft workshop making shell bracelets using techniques that the native Indians would have used. We followed this by a very informative tour of the gardens. The exhibitions in the house itself were brilliant and the audio visual presentation on the history of the site... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

Toured the Mound House with an Historical Society group. The history of the Indians who once called this home was startling. Thousands of years of habitation before your eyes, as you view the layers of shells and earth covering the mounds. Amazing how the inhabitants lived and prospered, only to disappear in later years,

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