A tour of the museum is not the only thing you can enjoy when you visit. The 14-acre grounds offer an opportunity to experience the wonderful flora and fauna of northwest Florida.
Take a walk through the many slash pines, live oaks and Southern magnolias. The trees are home to several species of birds. It’s always a sure bet to see a mockingbird, Florida’s state bird, as you explore.
If you hear a tapping sound, follow and it could lead you to a red bellied woodpecker hard at work. If you are lucky, you might spot a flying squirrel nesting in the top of a sabal palm (Florida’s state tree).
The eastern grey squirrels are always frolicking. Stop by our butterfly garden to count how many might be flitting about.
Small trees and shrubs close to the museum attract pollinators such as bumblebees.
When you are ready to take a break, take a seat under one of the magnificent Southern magnolias. A picnic table there makes a great spot to enjoy a bite to eat. There are also some historical features to take note of like the Constitution monument and a set of wheels from an 1830s Baldwin steam locomotive.