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

  • Wisdom in a Workshop - Making May Baskets

    Wisdom in a Workshop - Making May Baskets

    04/26/2018 - 04/26/2018

    Celebrate May Day at the Crawford Long Museum. Learn about the history and folklore of May Day and the Maypole while creating a May basket to take home. Join us on April 26 from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. as Posy Henson takes you step by step through creating your own May basket to hang on a friend's door. Pre-registration is required, and all supplies will be provided. Cost is $12 for Friends of the Museum and $15 for non-members. For further information and to make reservations, contact the mu... read more

  • History Camp for Kids

    History Camp for Kids

    06/04/2018 - 06/08/2018

    The Crawford W. Long Museum is offering a five-day summer history camp session.

    Trekking Through History - This creative day camp program engages children in hands on learning, cooperative activities and scientific investigation. Trace the evolution of technology,  learn about navigating different means of travel, make your own compass, and decorate a dog tag. Join us for a full week of discovery as we trek through history. Campers will participate in a multitude of crafts, music and ... read more

  • Dog Days of Summer

    Dog Days of Summer

    07/03/2018 - 07/31/2018

    Enjoy free admission to the Crawford Long Museum when you bring your dog in July during the Dog Days of Summer promotion. One pooch equals one free pass! Milk bone treats for your pups. Post pictures of your pup at the museum on using # exploregeorgiapup. For more information, call the museum at 706-367-5307.

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  • Wisdom in a Workshop

    Wisdom in a Workshop

    08/02/2018 - 08/02/2018

    Learn the art of fashion millinery and create a fascinator headdress to wear. No experience necessary and step-by-step instructions will be provided by Chris Harris. Join us at the Crawford Long Museum for an after hours Wisdom in a Workshop to create your own fascinator to wear home while enjoying some light refreshments. Call 706-367-5307 for advance reservations as space is limited. All supplies and refreshments included.

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  • Haints & Saints Historic Cemetery Tour

    Haints & Saints Historic Cemetery Tour

    10/19/2018 - 10/20/2018

    The Crawford Long Museum Association in collaboration with the Jefferson Community Theatre offer a glimpse into Jefferson's past where history, legends and folklore will come alive in the Woodbine Cemetery. Local figures from the Civil War to the early 20th century will tell their stories from the grave. Actors in period costume will present dramatic first-person accounts of the lives of a half-dozen cemetery residents. The accounts, based on historic records, give views of regional and local... read more

  • Photos With Santa

    Photos With Santa

    12/01/2018 - 12/01/2018

    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 1, 2018, for free visits and photos with Santa. Don't miss Santa and Mrs. Claus' arrival after the Christmas parade. There will be free hayrides and train rides offered around town during the evening, sponsored by the Crawford Long Museum Association and Main Street Jeffe... read more

  • Stories in the Store

    Stories in the Store

    12/01/2018 - 12/01/2018

    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 bar with all the toppings will be offered at 10 a.m. and again at 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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