Blog Description

Mound House Happenings shares the latest in ongoing projects, site improvements, scheduled programs and events, plus interesting facts and photos on our unique archaeology, history and ecology.

Mound House

Mound House
October 15, 2013

Tours and Hours

Mound House Tours
 May 1st - September 30th tour hours are:

Tuesdays @ 9:00am - 12:00pm
Wednesdays @ 9:00am - 12:00pm
Saturdays @ 9:00am - 12:00pm

October 1st - April 30th tour hours are:
Tuesdays @ 10:00am - 2:00pm
Wednesdays @ 10:00am - 2:00pm
Saturdays @ 10:00am - 2:00pm

Mound House Events Calendar

What: "Stories Beneath Our Feet" Underground Shell Mound Exhibit
Where: Mound House
The Stories Beneath Our Feet exhibit was created by removing and excavating a 1950s in-ground swimming pool. The pool cavity has been transformed into a room within the shell mound where visitors have the opportunity to view the site’s 2,000 year history through the layers in the mound that constitute the room walls!
Tours run every half hour.
Donations are appreciated.

What: "Plants & People" Guided Walk

Where: Mound House Grounds
The Plants & People Trail is a 400 foot winding pathway with interpretive signage providing information on the native landscape and how it was used by indigenous peoples and early pioneers, early American settlers for subsistence farming as well as developers growing gardens for hotels and restaurants. An experimental garden pays tribute to the study of plants in the past and today for pharmaceuticals and industry.
Tours run every hour.
Donations are appreciated.


 Newton Park

What: "Treasures of the Sea" Guided Beach Walk
When: Wednesdays @ 9:00am
Where: Newton Park 4650 Estero Boulevard
Join our experienced biologist, Parke Lewis, on a guided beach walk exploring the natural treasures that wash ashore on Estero Island beaches. Picking up pretty shells will relax and re-energize you as nothing else can.