Cultural Resources

Cultural Resources oversees historic and archaeological resources and public education efforts in our Fort Myers Beach community. Since incorporation in 1995, the Town and you have been local leaders in grassroots preservation efforts, working diligently to acquire and develop the Mound House and Newton properties.

Mound House is the site of a 2,000 year old Calusa Indian Shell Mound and the William H. Case house which represents the oldest standing structure on Estero Island dating 1906-1921.

Newton Park is a beach front property and historic home rich in island history associated with Jim and Ellie Newton whose extensive friendships with Thomas Edison, Henry Ford, Harvey Firestone and Charles Lindbergh are recorded in Jim Newton's book, "Uncommon Friends".

Outside sources have provided funding for acquisition, development and maintenance making these community cultural resources possible at little expense to the Town of Fort Myers Beach.

Mound House
451 Connecticut Street
Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931

Newton Park
4650 Estero Boulevard
Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931


Rent Newton Park! Enjoy the beautifully restored Seven Seas beach cottage at Newton Park, once home to James and Eleanor Newton. Jim, most well known for authoring the book, “Uncommon Friends” and his wife, Eleanor, who published two books herself, hosted large tea parties with upwards of 50 distinguished people. Now you can host your own event at Seven Seas too.

For rental information call:   239-765-0865 or email