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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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  • My husband, parents & 9 yr old daughter came to see this gem of history while vacationing in St. George Island. The host was extremely polite, helpful & informative. It's a small museum but full of am...  more »
  • A small museum that will tell you all you need to know about John Gorrie and his invention. Displays, a video and a well informed ranger will teach you about the time and his life. 
  • 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 »