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John Gorrie State Museum

Address: Apalachicola, FL
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Type: History museums, Museums
Owner description: A one room museum.
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Type: History museums, Museums
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Thu - Mon 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: A one room museum.

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Annapolis, MD
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140 reviews 140 reviews
11 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

The guided tour of the museum was very educational as the guide had recently wrote a book about the Gorrie family. The guide was a wealth of information regarding the family and the house. Really enjoyed it!

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Iowa
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Apalachicola folks are proud of their history. This is museum gives glimpses into the past - worth knowing.

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Florida
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52 reviews 52 reviews
19 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Neat little museum about the man who made Florida livable - Mr. Gorrie indirectly invented air conditioning

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tampa
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Definitely learned a lot from this museum. John Gorrie was quite a guy and the town has honored him in a very big way.

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Port Saint Joe, Florida
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57 reviews 57 reviews
17 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

who would have known that the father of air conditioning belonged to Apalachicola. very interesting story a bout his invention in order to help his patients. have been here several times to share with the grandchildren this bit of history. not to be missed for history buffs!!

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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

This doctor invented ice making in 1851. We ought to have a national holiday for Dr. Gorrie. I think it is worth the trip!

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Pensacola, Florida
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

This museum has been a highlight of our trips to Apalachicola since my grown daughters were small. We have always gone to this museum and marveled at what Dr. Gorrie did. The museum is well maintained and well worth a visit.

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Shalimar
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30 reviews 30 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

This man, who was a medical doctor, invented the ice machine, originally to help his patients with yellow fever but it had a huge impact on the ice business and the population as well.

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Pensacola, Florida
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39 reviews 39 reviews
18 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

The history of where AC started. Awesome. Small and quaint Museum but great soursce of local History.

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Paris, France
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107 reviews 107 reviews
14 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

self-guided tour of this small museum. It is quite interesting, tho, and worth the time. Plenty of reading material. I'm not sure how interesting this would be to younger children.

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