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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 I never knew even existed! My husband is an Engineer who designs industrial refrigeration &... 更多
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.
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!
Small but very interesting museum I have visited a number of times in my life starting when I was about 15 and the last time in 2015 about a 60 year spread. Seems to have more each visit.
There would be fewer people living in FL if it were not for this important invention. It's a small museum, so a short visit will inform and hold the interest of children as well as adults.
The museum is set directly opposite a public memorial to Gorrie with a biographical marker, so you may want to first see if this satisfies your curiosity and thus save yourself a two dollar admission fee. Upon entering, you are invited to view a roughly ten minute video. As even the ranger warned, it is a bit dated and cheesy,... 更多
This small museum features a short hokey movie about Dr. Gorrie, and his place in history, but was very well staffed by an enthusiastic State Park Ranger who helped explain the significance of the exhibits and displays. Her knowledge made this a worthwhile stop, and this was a good introduction to the local history. Take an hour and enjoy.