Northeast Georgia Mountains / Jefferson

Crawford W. Long Museum

28 College St.
Jefferson, GA 30549

  • Crawford Long Museum

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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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  • Dr. Long's medicine bag

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  • Pendergrass General Store gallery

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  • Woman's Work exhibit

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  • Docent lead tours available

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  • 3 building museum complex

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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

    Children 5 and Under $0

    Military discount $3

    Seniors (65+) $4

    Students $3


    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, Maximum Group Size, 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


  • Photos With Santa

    Photos With Santa

    12/04/2015 - 12/04/2015

    Join Santa and his North Pole helpers for a festive holiday photo that will enchant the entire family. Skip the long lines at the mall and step back in time at the Crawford Long Museum Pendergrass Store on Friday, Dec. 4, 2015, for visits and photos with Santa. Don't miss Santa and Mrs. Claus' arrival in a horse-drawn carriage at 6 p.m. Free carriage rides around town are sponsored by the Crawford Long Museum Association and Main Street Jefferson.

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