Northeast Georgia Mountains / Jefferson

Crawford W. Long Museum

28 College St.
Jefferson, GA 30549

  • Crawford Long Museum

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  • Dr. Long's medicine bag

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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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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



    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


    Handicapped Accessible

    Open Year 'Round


    Group Amenities

    Group Rates Available

    Group Reservations Required


    Maximum Group Size: 100

    Minimum Group Size: 10


    Near Interstate Highway



    Payment Options




    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