For Immediate Release
Historic Cookie House Tours Starting January
CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla. (Jan. 2, 2018) – Charlotte County Historical Center is offering guided tours of the historic Cookie House. The Cookie House was part of the 10-acre research compound known as the Bass Biological Laboratory founded by John F. Bass, Jr. in the 1930s. The scientific discoveries of this facility are linked to many notable scientists from across the United States and Europe. Much of this history is tied to today’s world-renowned Mote Marine Laboratory.
Tours will be held on Friday, Jan. 12, 19, and 26 from 1 to 4 p.m.; Saturday, Jan. 13 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.; and 1 to 4 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 9. Tours take place approximately every 15 minutes on a first-come, first-served basis. Admission to the tour is free for all ages and group tours are available upon request. The Cookie House is located at Cedar Point Environmental Park, 2300 Placida Road, Englewood.
For more information, contact Crystal Diff, historical program coordinator, at 941-629-PAST (7278) or Crystal.Diff@CharlotteCountyFL.gov.