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John Gorrie State Museum

Apalachicola, FL
+1 850-653-9347
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Great story

The museum isn't big but it has a great story to tell. This inventor is relatively unknown, but his... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Cecil M
A historical spot that surprised!

It is not a big place and the Library was closed. But, to read and see this tomb on an incredible... read more

Reviewed 10 August 2017
Janet N
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Tallahassee, Florida
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A one room museum.
  • Excellent39%
  • Very good44%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The museum isn't big but it has a great story to tell. This inventor is relatively unknown, but his invention changed life for the South. I won't tell you what he invented but if you go you will enjoy it.

Thank Cecil M
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Reviewed 10 August 2017

It is not a big place and the Library was closed. But, to read and see this tomb on an incredible humanitarian was impressive. Great history.

Thank Janet N
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Reviewed 30 March 2017

Very cool things in such a little museum, and learned a lot too! Me and my husband had a great time here!

Thank Megan H
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Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

Thomas, a park ranger gave an excellent tour of the museum. He answered all questions and was a wealth of information. No need to watch video,after his time. Static displays were dated but good. Very informative.

Thank steve z
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Reviewed 21 February 2017

It is a small museum but has a tremendous amount of information on Dr.Gorrie. It was fun to learn about a couple of things that we take for granted today.

Thank Vickie R
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Reviewed 20 February 2017

Who would have thought that ice cube machines and air conditioning were associated with a doctor from Florida. Florida Park ranger on duty was a wealth of knowledge and so willing to interact.

Thank Paul G
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Reviewed 10 February 2017

The museum is small; yet, contains much information on Dr. John Gorrie. The ranger was very helpful and knowledgeable.

Thank Sue N
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Reviewed 27 January 2017

This is really a small museum, you don't need much time to visit, but my husband and I really enjoyed it. It is not a posh museum with elaborate expositions, but I found it charming and I will always remember John Gorrie and his achievements.

Thank zula44
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Reviewed 3 January 2017

A fun, sweet place to visit. Very small, the ranger is nice and knowledgeable. Interesting historical artifacts and photos.

Thank crimlawyer53
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Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

My husband, parents & 9 yr old daughter came to see this gem of history while vacationing in St. George Island. The host was extremely polite, helpful & informative. It's a small museum but full of amazing history & information about Dr. John Gorrie whom...More

Thank Mamaof1beauty
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