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John Gorrie State Museum, Apalachicola
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The John Gorrie State Museum is a Florida State Park located in Apalachicola, a block off U.S. 98. It commemorates the man who was a pioneer in developing air conditioning, receiving the first U.S. Patent for mechanical refrigeration in 1851. The address is 46 Sixth Street.Recreational activitiesThe museum features exhibits about Apalachicola and the life and inventions of John Gorrie.Admission and hoursThe visitor center is open from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Thursday through Monday. The center is closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years Day. There is a $2.00 per person entrance fee.
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  • The problems with dr. Gorrie's inventions is that during his life Gorrie couldn't sell anyone on underwriting his ideas, and two, his inventions, when actually produced made the South attractive to al...  more »
  • Wow! I never knew this little fact about Apalachicola before but don't pass it by with out a quick visit. 
  • Small but very interesting museum I have visited a number of times in my life starting when I was about 15 and the last time in 2015 about a 60 year spread. Seems to have more each visit.