John Gorrie State Museum, Apalachicola

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 museum isn't big but it has a great story to tell. This inventor is relatively unknown, but his invention changed life for the South. I won't tell you what he invented but if you go you will enjoy...  more »
  • It is not a big place and the Library was closed. But, to read and see this tomb on an incredible humanitarian was impressive. Great history.  more »
  • Very cool things in such a little museum, and learned a lot too! Me and my husband had a great time here!  more »
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  • Enjoy a/c? Thank John Gorre. Great staff. Getting a renovation soon bit lots to learn there about the area.
  • So interesting!
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