Tours And Programs At The Mound House

This event ended on April 27, 2024

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Mound House
451 Connecticut Street Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931

There’s Lots of Fun For The Whole Family At the Mound House

The Mound House offers lots of activities such as:

Eco-Kayak Tour – Explore the winding mangrove creeks and go places only a kayak can go on this guided eco-tour of the Estero Bay. This beginner friendly tour allows you experience and learn more about the natural beauty of a mangrove estuary and the history of the area. Kayak Tours can be purchased on our website.

Shell Mound Tour – Discover the archaeology and history of the site and learn what clues were uncovered about this nearly 2,000 year old shell mound. This hands-on tour will explore the environmental and cultural history of the site and feature replica artifact demonstrations. Tours are offered daily at 10 AM and 2PM.

Click here to see the schedule for all their events, including these special events:

March Lecture Series:

Date: Tuesday, March 26th Doors Open at 5:30pm, Lecture starts at 6:00pm.

Speaker- Ellie Bunting

Title- Vanishing Icons: Exploring the Stories Behind Lost Landmarks

Description: This presentation will take a deeper dive into the history of the historic landmarks that have shaped our island’s history. As we explore these lost icons, we’ll reflect on the broader themes of preservation, the evolving nature of our town, and the delicate balance between progress and heritage. “Vanishing Icons” is not just a presentation about lost buildings; it’s a tribute to the collective memory embedded in the bricks and mortar of our shared past. Light food and drink included in admission.

Speaker Biography: Ellie Bunting came to Fort Myers Beach as a toddler. She attended Beach School, Cypress Lake Junior/Senior High School, and Edison Junior College. She moved to Tampa for a few years to complete her degrees in English and Reading Education at the University of South Florida and returned to the island where she still resides. Ellie recently retired from Florida SouthWestern State College where she spent the last 43 years as an English Professor. Publications include Breaking Away: A Lab Approach to Writing; GrammarWorks, Grammar Connection; Chronicles: The History of Southwest Florida (published by News-Press); Chronicles: The History of Cape Coral (News-Press).

April Programs and Events:

First Friday

Date: 04/05/2024

Time: 9am-4pm

Description: Start the month off right with FREE ADMISSION to the museum and a day filled with FREE family activities! More tours, more programs, more fun! No reservations required.

April Lecture Series

Date: Tuesday, April 9th, Doors Open at 5:30pm, Lecture starts at 6:00pm.

Speaker: Janel Trull, Executive Director of Cape Coral Museum of History

Title: Cape Coral: A History

Cost: $5

Description: Since its inception in 1987, the Cape Coral Museum of History has sought to discover, preserve, and share the history of Cape Coral through its archives, museum exhibits and public programs. Come learn about Cape Coral’s surprisingly deep history, and the people who made the city what it is today. Register at

Speaker Biography: Janel Trull has been the Executive Director of the Cape Coral Museum of History since 2019. Trull’s previous experiences include being associate curator of the Flagler Museum in Palm Beach and curator of the Elliott Museum in Stuart.

Kayak Clean-up Paddle

Date: 04/13/2024

Time: 9 AM- 11AM

Cost: FREE.

Description: Join us and Keep Lee County Beautiful for a paddle meet-up and clean-up event at the Mound House! Explore the serene waters of Estero Bay while making a positive impact on the environment. Connect with fellow paddlers, enjoy the scenic beauty of Southwest Florida, and help preserve our natural treasures. Let’s paddle together and make a difference!

Florida’s First Flowers: Afternoon Tea

Date: 04/26/2024

Time: 1PM-3PM

Cost: $5 + admission, Mound House members: free

Description: The Mound House invites you to join us for afternoon tea under the springtime sun! Immerse yourself in the grounds’ historic charm as you enjoy tea and refreshments from teas made from native and Florida-friendly plants. Learn more about the history of tea, and the history of popular plants in Florida.

This event runs from March 23, 2024 to April 27, 2024.