Enjoy Nature at Constitution Convention

A photo of Constitution Convention

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. 

View from inside museum of lush green landscape with monument in the distance.

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. 

A butterfly landed

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.