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John Gorrie Museum State Park

John Gorrie State Museum
IUCN category V (protected landscape/seascape)
Map showing the location of John Gorrie State Museum
Map showing the location of John Gorrie State Museum
Location Apalachicola, Franklin County, Florida, USA
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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

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. Thursday through Monday. The center is closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years Day. There is a $2.00 per person entrance fee.

External links

  • 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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