3951 East Hwy 98
Port Saint Joe, FL 32456
Phone: (850) 229-6246
Fax: (850) 229-7829
Arts & Museums
This museum features a replica of Dr. John Gorrie's ice machine built from the specifications of his patent for mechanical refrigeration in 1851. The ice machine was created in an attempt to cool his yellow fever patients and his invention later became the basis for modern air conditioning and refrigeration. Exhibits regarding the history of Apalachicola are also on display.
Managed by the Apalachicola Area Historical Society, the Raney House Museum is a city owned museum. Home of David G. Raney, a cotton trader, it gives an insight into the prosperity of the Raney family. Constructed in 1838, it is now converted into a museum that is open to all sans any admission fees.
Experience classic Southern beauty and charm in this historic seaside town, once the Gulf of Mexico's third largest port. With its abundant natural resources in combination with rich maritime and social history, Apalachicola's hundreds of historic homes and buildings and picturesque view are a feast for the eyes. Stroll down wide streets lined by well-established trees and beautiful Victorian homes. Stop in numerous galleries and shops, or perhaps take in one of the city's available water sports, such as fishing, kayaking, and sailing, to name a few. Located about ninety minutes outside Panama City, this small community is a gem of the Florida coastline.
The Maritime Museum was founded to celebrate the maritime history of Apalachicola in the form of a maritime museum with active sailing, boat building and restoration and educational programs. Collectively the activities of the AMM will provide a vision into the rich history of the Gulf coastal region and river systems that come together to form the largest river in Florida. The museum was reborn in October of 2007 with the arrival of the L. Francis Herreschoff designed 58' wooden ketch, Quark, into Apalachicola bay. The Quark has since been renamed to Heritage of Apalachicola and offers sailing trips. Located at 103 Water Street, Apalachicola. (850) 653-2500.