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“Where Florida Began”

Constitutional Convention Museum State Park
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Reviewed 1 May 2017

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 about other important historical events in this area in the 19th Century, including St. Joseph's competition for supremacy with the neighboring town of Apalachicola

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Reviewed 27 April 2017

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 quiet outing.

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Reviewed 3 March 2017

Historical review of town where the first constitution of Fl was written to allow entrance to the Union.

2  Thank Barbara A
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Reviewed 2 March 2017

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.

3  Thank Rafting R
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Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed our time at this museum. Learned some history of the area. Would recommend it. State park attendant was get friendly and informational!! Took us about 30-45 min tires to walk through.

3  Thank Joe B
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