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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  • August 9, 2017
    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 »
  • March 30, 2017
    Very cool things in such a little museum, and learned a lot too! Me and my husband had a great time here!  more »
  • March 12, 2017
    Thomas, a park ranger gave an excellent tour of the museum. He answered all questions and was a wealth of information. No need to watch video,after his time. Static displays were dated but good. Very ...  more »
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  • February 26, 2017
    Enjoy a/c? Thank John Gorre. Great staff. Getting a renovation soon bit lots to learn there about the area.
  • January 9, 2017
    So interesting!

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