Northeast Georgia Mountains / Jefferson

Crawford W. Long Museum

28 College St
Jefferson, GA 30549

706-367-5307
  • Crawford Long Museum

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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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  • Medical milestones timeline

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  • Long gallery

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  • CWL Museum Logo

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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

    Monday: 10:00AM - 5:00PM
    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

    Discounts

    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

Events

  • Museums, Merlot & Masterpieces

    Museums, Merlot & Masterpieces

    11/13/2014 - 11/13/2014

    Join us at the Crawford Long Museum for our Museum, Merlot & Masterpiece Painting Party (aka Thirsty Thursday), where it's fun art, not fine art! No experience necessary and step-by-step instructions will be provided by Masterpiece Mixers in creating a 16 x 20 canvas masterpiece to take home. Uncork your inner artist and enjoy appetizers and a glass of wine as you turn your blank canvas into a work of art. Reservations required in advance, and all supplies included. Call the museum at 706-367... read more