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Constitution Convention Museum State Park

Port St. Joe, Florida

Contact Information

200 Allen Memorial Way, Port St. Joe32456
(850) 229-8029

The Constitution Convention Museum State Park is the site of Florida's first state convention. The Constitution Convention as well as the vanished city of St. Joseph are featured in the museum at Port St. Joe.

Hours of Operation
The museum visitor center is open from 9 a.m. to 12:00 noon and 1:00 p.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday through Monday, except Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day.

Driving Directions
Constitutional Convention Museum State Park is located in Port St. Joe, off U.S. 98.

Pets
Pets are allowed in the park on a six foot leash at all times. Owners are reminded to pick up after their pet. Registered guide and companion animals are welcome inside the museum.

Activities

Guided Tours
Please contact the park directly and in advance to have a ranger guided tour of the museum or to have a ranger visit your school.

Interpretive Programs
A self-guided tour will lead you through displays and exhibits of the era of the late 1830’s referencing life in the town of St. Joseph. Railroad moguls mixed with high society in this prosperous time. It was this affluence that brought the state’s first constitution convention to the town of St. Joseph in 1838. A replicated convention hall takes you into the debate of delegates Robert Raymond Reid, William P. Duvall, David Y. Levy and Thomas L Baltzell. These life-size, audio-animated mannequins bring a realistic touch to the pomp and circumstance of drafting a state constitution.