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.
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