John Gorrie Museum State Park
|John Gorrie State Museum|
IUCN category V (protected landscape/seascape)
|Location||Apalachicola, Franklin County, Florida, USA|
|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.
The museum features exhibits about Apalachicola and the life and inventions of John Gorrie.
Admission and Hours
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.
- John Gorrie Museum State Park - official site
- John Gorrie Museum State Park at State Parks
- John Gorrie State Museum at Absolutely Florida
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