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.
There's not a lot there, but it's worth a stop. The video is interesting, there is a model of the ice machine, it's pretty remarkable how he came up with that concept. The park ranger we talked to was very nice, added a lot of helpful information.
There are some parts that are very good. The movie about him is very good and seeing his ice machine is too. But that is about it. I did learn some things though.
What a remarkable man Dr. Gorrie was, and how much a debt of gratitude we all owe him for our modern comfort and health. The museum showcases the invention of Dr. Gorrie (ice making) and how he invented it to comfort those afflicted with Yellow Fever. The museum also discusses other local Apalachicola history as well. As of this writing,... 更多
Visited the Ice machine museum whilst in apalachicola - interesting hour spent learning about the invention of refrigerators and the positive impact they had on the community . Also about cotton. Lovely member of staff who just let us wander. Very cheap entrance fee.
The state park ranger at the museum is very well informed and interesting. It is well worth a visit when you are in Apachicola.
This little one-room museum mixes Apalachicola history with the invention of the ice machine and air conditioning by local resident Dr. John Gorrie. The exhibits are easy to understand, except for the model of the ice machine. Fortunately the museum attendant knows all about it and is eager to guide visitors through the complications. He also touted us onto some... 更多
very educational for the whole family be sure to have the park ranger tell the historical importance of the region for shipping as well as the Dr. Gorrie stories cost is $2.00 each has nice clean restrooms easy parking
I learned more about air conditioning than I ever thought I needed to know. Dr Gorrie was a bright physician. He saved many a life with his ingenuity. If you have time to spare - or history is of great interest to you - this is an interesting visit.