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John Gorrie Museum State Park

 Ranger Programs at John Gorrie Museum State Park

MUSEUM TOURS
John Gorrie Museum State Park

Daily, Thurs.-Mon. 9 AM - 4 PM


In 1851, Dr. John Gorrie was granted the first U.S. patent for mechanical refrigeration. Although he was never able to commercialize it, his invention influenced the development of machines that have revolutionized food preservation and made life in hot climates far more bearable. Gorrie is also credited with saving many lives during the yellow fever epidemic of the 1850s.

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