Experiences & Amenities
Geocaching is an outdoor game using hand-held global positioning systems (GPS) devices. It's effectively an inexpensive, interactive, high-tech treasure hunt that's a great way to learn geography. Participants use location coordinates to find caches. Some caches are easy to find; others are more difficult. The biggest reward is the thrill of the search and the discovery of a place where you have never been. Geocaching should have minimal impact to the environment and conscientious land use ethics should be followed.
Come and enjoy a picnic under the cedar trees at the museum. Consumption of alcohol beverages is prohibited.
John Gorrie Museum State Park is committed to providing a variety of accessible amenities to all of its visitors. Some of those amenities include:
- Accessible museum facility
- Sidewalks to the Gorrie gravesite and memorial
Interpretive exhibits are available.
While walking around historic Apalachicola, visit the John Gorrie Museum State Park to learn about the contributions of Dr. John Gorrie. In the early 1800s Apalachicola was a prominent port of trade, commerce and shipping in Florida. The museum reveals the remarkable and compassionate man and shows the amazing machine he created.
- Large-print formats of park information and brochures are available.