John Gorrie Museum State Park

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John Gorrie State Museum
IUCN category V (protected landscape/seascape)
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Map showing the location of John Gorrie State Museum
Map showing the location of John Gorrie State Museum
Location Apalachicola, Franklin County, Florida, USA
Coordinates 29°43′28.67″N 84°59′6.65″W / 29.7246306°N 84.9851806°W / 29.7246306; -84.9851806Coordinates: 29°43′28.67″N 84°59′6.65″W / 29.7246306°N 84.9851806°W / 29.7246306; -84.9851806
Governing body Florida Department of Environmental Protection

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 Activities[edit]

The museum features exhibits about Apalachicola and the life and inventions of John Gorrie.

Admission and Hours[edit]

The visitor center is open from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. on Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The center is closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years Day. There is a $1.00 per person entrance fee.

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