Mound House

The Mound House, located in Estero, is an active archeological dig site and a modern-day museum dedicated to the ancient Calusa Indians. Known as the “Shell Indians”, the Calusa forged tools and weapons from scavenged shells, and then discarded them after they served their purpose. These shells amassed themselves into the 2,000 year old Calusa Indian Shell Mound that Mound House is built on today. An exhibit, Stories Beneath Our Feet, is located underground, immersing guests in ancient Calusa life. A large cutaway of a shell mound features a mural of a Calusa village as it may have stood 2,000 years ago.



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