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John Gorrie State Museum

Apalachicola, FL
+1 850-653-9347
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So Neat!

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

Reviewed 30 March 2017
Megan H
Tallahassee, Florida
Great little museum

Thomas, a park ranger gave an excellent tour of the museum. He answered all questions and was a... read more

Reviewed 12 March 2017
steve z
Nashville, Tennessee
via mobile
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A one room museum.
  • Excellent37%
  • Very good46%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
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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
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
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
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
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
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
Reviewed 2 January 2017

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

Thank crimlawyer53
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
Reviewed 15 November 2016

A small museum that will tell you all you need to know about John Gorrie and his invention. Displays, a video and a well informed ranger will teach you about the time and his life.

Thank Bill H
Reviewed 15 September 2016

The problems with dr. Gorrie's inventions is that during his life Gorrie couldn't sell anyone on underwriting his ideas, and two, his inventions, when actually produced made the South attractive to all those northern folk who've since descended upon Dixie's Land!

Thank K R
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