Perfect amount of history about an interesting subject. The guide was really helpful in giving more information then was posted in the museum.
The John Gorrie museum is only one room but contains plenty of imformative exhibits. The ranger was very helpful in answering our questions and made the tour worth the $2 admission. Dr. Gorrie's grave, monument, and church he helped to found are just steps away from the museum and are worth checking out.
Charming area with an amazing history. Nice Park staff to help answer questions. Very small but worth the $5 and 30 browse.
When visiting Apalachicola, we have stopped by the John Gorrie State museum and found it to be a nice little place. If you enjoy history, you'll like it. It's cool (no pun intended) to know that a guy from my state of Florida invented air conditioning. I LOVE my A/C and every summer here in FL, I walk into my... More
Small little museum, but it's always fun to learn something new. Who knew there was a place dedicated to the man who invented air conditioning and the ice machine? It's nice, but only takes about 5 minutes to go through the whole place. John Gorrie's grave and a monument are also right across the street.
Airconditioning and ice machines owe everything to John Gorrie - and here's a museum dedicated to a man who literally changed history in Florida, as well as in the medical communities. A good bit to see and do - and though museum is small, it's informative.
A Florida State Park Museum it gives a good overview of Dr. John Gorrie and how he came to invent the ice machine. There is a very good video that tells the story of how Dr. Gorrie wanted to find a way to cure/eliminate yellow fever and malaria eventually resulting in his inventing an ice machine. This invention’s impact was... More
Being from the south I believe the next best thing to having a good meal is having a big glass of iced tea! This little museum is dedicated to the man who Invented the first ice machine. And he did it for his sick patients who had malaria. What a caring doctor! The guide, Mr. Peyton, gave us lots of... More
As a girl raised in the deep South, I offer a heartfelt thanks to John Gorrie, a physician who was trying to relieve the suffering of his malaria (yellow fever) and accidentially developed man-made ice cubes. This discovery led to the precursor of air conditioning - the greatest southern staple since iced tea! Mr. McNair was an excellent guide. My... More
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