Driving along the Forgotten Coast, we saw the State signs for the Florida Constitutional Convention site. An interesting collection of items related to early Florida--and docents eager to tell you all about them. Very friendly!
Florida was acquired by the United States from Spain in 1821. But in order to become a full-fledged state, Florida needed a constitution. The town of St. Joseph, later renamed, Port St. Joe, had enough influential people to get Florida's constitutional convention held in their town. This museum tells the story of how this all happened. It also includes information... 更多
We stumbled upon this park while exploring the Port St. Joe area, not realizing until we read the monument that Florida's constitution was written in this area. The park is very simple, just a large piece of property, lined with very mature trees that lead your eyes to the ocean. It would be a nice place for a picnic or... 更多
I visited here with my 4 kids. The ranger absolutely made this visit for us. She really took the time to engage with the kids and verbally explained some of the history of the area. Very educational. I'd recommend about 30-45 minutes for a visit.
This small museum is great for history lovers. It tells the story of Florida's first constitution and the early history of Port St Joe. There is an ancient animatronic exhibit representing a scene of the convention which is interesting. The ranger on duty is very helpful and there are several older books about the constitution and its founders that they... 更多
This is small so it is easy to appreciate all of it. My husband is a fifth generation Floridian so we like to go to sites of Florida history. The town is out of the way, so if you are there, definitely take the time to see this.