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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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  • It is a small museum but has a tremendous amount of information on Dr.Gorrie. It was fun to learn about a couple of things that we take for granted today.  more »
  • Who would have thought that ice cube machines and air conditioning were associated with a doctor from Florida. Florida Park ranger on duty was a wealth of knowledge and so willing to interact.  more »
  • The museum is small; yet, contains much information on Dr. John Gorrie. The ranger was very helpful and knowledgeable.  more »