Northeast Georgia Mountains / Jefferson

Crawford W. Long Museum

28 College St
Jefferson, GA 30549

  • Crawford Long Museum

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  • Medical milestones timeline

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  • Long gallery

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  • CWL Museum Logo

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  • Pendergrass General Store gallery

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  • Docent lead tours available

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  • 3 building museum complex

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  • Recreated Doctor's office

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The Crawford W. Long Museum commemorates Dr. Long's discovery of ether's use as an anesthetic on this site March 30, 1842. The three-building complex houses a medical gallery honoring Dr. Long with exhibits of personal family heirlooms as well as displays showing the development of modern anesthesia.

Plan a stop along the Civil War Heartland Leaders Trail to learn more about Dr. Long and his role as a surgeon for the Confederacy. Discover why Athens, for a time, escaped the problem of drug shortages common elsewhere in the South. See the presidential pardon received from Andrew Johnson after the Civil War ended.

The museum features not only 19th century medical equipment, but examples of furniture, textiles and exhibits on the history of education, business and religious life in Jackson County. Visitors to the museum can explore the Pendergrass General Store, a dry-goods store opened by the Pendergrass family in 1858 and the only surviving pre-Civil War business structure in Jefferson.

Info & Amenities

  • Hours of Operation

    Tuesday: 10:00AM - 5:00PM
    Wednesday: 10:00AM - 5:00PM
    Thursday: 10:00AM - 5:00PM
    Friday: 10:00AM - 5:00PM
    Saturday: 10:00AM - 4:00PM

    Admission & Fees

    Adults $5.00

    Children 5 and Under $0.00

    Military discount $3.00

    Seniors (65+) $4.00

    Students $3.00


    AAA, Group Discount, Military Discount

    Facility Amenities

    Bus / Motorcoach Parking on Site, Free Parking, Gift Shop, Guided Tours / Guide Available, Maps & Brochures Available, Parking on Site, Self-guided Tours

    General Information

    Comp Policy, Family-friendly, Handicapped Accessible, Open Year 'Round, Pets Accepted

    Group Amenities

    Group Rates Available, Group Reservations Required , Group-friendly, Minimum Group Size, Motorcoach-friendly

    Near Interstate Highway

    85, 985

    Payment Options

    Discover, Mastercard, Visa

    Special Tags

    Civil War Site

    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages


  • Night of Wine and Roses

    Night of Wine and Roses

    04/16/2015 - 04/16/2015

    Join us at the Crawford Long Museum for our first Night of Wine and Roses! No experience necessary and step-by-step instructions will be provided by Belinda Harris to paint roses on wine glasses. Uncork your inner artist and enjoy appetizers and a glass of wine as you turn your wine glass into a work of art. Reservations required in advance, and all supplies included. Call the museum at 706-367-5307 to reserve your space.

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  • Lunch and Learn

    Lunch and Learn

    05/21/2015 - 05/21/2015

    Join us to learn "What's the Buzz" all about as Bobby Chaisson with Blue Sky Honey talks about beekeeping and making honey. A bee hive will be installed on the top of Crawford Long Museum so come help us name our hive. The honey will be sold in the museum gift shop.

    The quarterly lunch and learn program is a free program for the community. Those who attend may bring lunch or pre-order a bag lunch for $6. Call the museum at 706-367-5307 to order lunch or confirm attendance.

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