Mound House Expands Hours

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The Mound House on Fort Myers Beach has announced that the museum and museum store will be open an additional day. The hours are now 9A-4P, Wednesday through Saturday. The grounds including the observation pier, kayak launch, and 2.85 acres of bayside native plantings will be open daily from 7:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

The Mound House is located at 451 Connecticut Street.

Mound House will also expand its programming by offering the popular guided Eco-Kayak Tours on Saturdays and Wednesdays at 9 a.m. These tours – led by experts – take participants through mangroves tunnels and hidden inlets of Estero Bay. Encounters with dolphins, manatees, raccoons, stingrays, tarpon, rosette spoonbills, and herons, along with other birds, are common. To register for kayak tours, visit www.MoundHouse.org.

The Mound House also offers daily guided Shell Mound tours that include a tour of the site, a hands-on replica artifact demonstration, and atlatl spear throwing. Learn about the Calusa – the first residents of Fort Myers Beach – and how this indigenous nation constructed large shell mounds and ruled southern Florida for nearly 2,000 years. Check www.MoundHouse.org for costs, information and tour times. No reservations are required.

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