The John James Audubon State Park is a 692 acre public park, 575 acres of which are historic. The historic area includes a park, museum, and nature preserve.

A grant made by the Works Progress Administration (WPA) to finance the museum’s construction, the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) commenced work on the building in the summer of 1937 and completed the project in 1938. The dedication of the new Audubon Memorial Museum was on Friday, July 15, 1938.

The Wilderness Lake was completed in the spring of 1938 but the work continued slowly on the Tea House and gardens, the recreational lake, the roads and the cottages. The Tea House was completed in June 1940 and served three meals daily until December 1941. In the spring of 1941, the cottages were completed and the recreational lake was excavated and filled.


National Register of Historic Places