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Cultural Resources
The Division of 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

Cultural Resources Satisfaction Survey
If you have recently visited Mound House or Newton Park and would like to tell us about your experience, download the Survey below and return it to Town Hall.

  • Satisfaction Survey

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. Please print and complete the rental agreement below and return all required materials by mail or in person to:

                                              Town of Fort Myers Beach 
                                            Attention: Cultural Resources
                                               2523 Estero Boulevard
                                            Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931

Seven Seas at Newton Park Rental Agreement 

Questions? Call 239-765-0865 or email

2525 Estero Blvd  •  Fort Myers Beach, FL  •  Ph. (239) 765-0202 • Fx. (239) 765-0909
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