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.
The museum features exhibits about Apalachicola and the life and inventions of John Gorrie.
The 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. To visit John Gorrie State Museum and other attractions in Apalachicola, use our Apalachicola trip planner.
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  • The Gorrie Museum was interesting mostly because of our great park ranger guide. She took her time to explain the history of Dr. Gorrie in great detail. She really took her time to give us all the... 
    The Gorrie Museum was interesting mostly because of our great park ranger guide. She took her time to explain the history of Dr. Gorrie in great detail. She really took her time to give us all the...  more »
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  • Robert and I were amazed to discover that the town had so many great entrenpenurs such as; Dr. Gorrie who had been the one who invented the coolant system. A great place to visit if your interested in how another individual of that time period had paved the way for the future.
  • If you get the chance this is a state park museum is worth the time actually the school in Apalachicola should take a field trip with the students I'm not from Florida but I sure did learn alot. The ranger she was AWSOME!!!!!!

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