Northeast Georgia Mountains / Jefferson

Crawford W. Long Museum

28 College St.
Jefferson, GA 30549

  • Crawford Long Museum

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  • Woman's Work exhibit

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  • Pendergrass General Store

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  • Pendergrass General Store

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  • 3 building museum complex

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  • Long gallery

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  • Dr. Long's medicine bag

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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, Pet-friendly

    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


  • From Capes to Scrubs: The Evolution of Nursing

    From Capes to Scrubs: The Evolution of Nursing

    05/04/2017 - 08/31/2018

    Visit the Crawford Long Museum for a dose of the good stuff! A temporary exhibit "From Capes to Scrubs-The Evolution of Nursing" documents the history of nursing, uniforms and nurse education through a collection of photographs, books, memorabilia and equipment. The exhibition offers a glimpse into the uniforms nurses have worn throughout history and rules nurses were expected to follow in the early days. The exhibit is on display until August, 2018. For further information, contact the museu... read more

  • Wisdom in a Workshop

    Wisdom in a Workshop

    11/09/2017 - 11/09/2017

    Join us at the Crawford Long Museum for an after-hours workshop! No experience necessary and step-by-step instructions will be provided by Chris Garrison to create vintage flower pins for your hair or lapel. Learn these techniques in time to create special one-of-a-kind holiday gifts for giving. Reservations required in advance, and all supplies and refreshments included. Call the museum at 706-367-5307 to reserve your space.

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  • Photos With Santa

    Photos With Santa

    12/02/2017 - 12/02/2017

    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 Saturday, December 2, 2017, for visits and photos with Santa. Don't miss Santa and Mrs. Claus' arrival after the Christmas parade. Free hayrides offered around town during the evening, sponsored by the Crawford Long Museum Association and Main Street Jefferson. Come out to enjoy a full day ... read more

  • Stories in the Store

    Stories in the Store

    12/02/2017 - 12/02/2017

    A full day of Downtown in December holiday events start in the Pendergrass Store gallery of the Crawford Long Museum with "Stories in the Store." Children's story time and free hot chocolate will be offered at 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. Please contact the museum at 706-367-5307 to let us know what time you plan to come for story time.

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