Crawford W. Long Museum

Location

28 College St.
Jefferson GA 30549

Rates

  • Adults: $5
  • Seniors (65+): $4
  • Students: $3
  • Children 5 and Under: $0
  • Military discount: $3

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

Social

Crawford Long Museum
3 building museum complex
Long gallery
Dr. Long's medicine bag
Woman's Work exhibit
Pendergrass General Store
Pendergrass General Store
Tea attendees comparing hats
Sloane Meyer entertains tea attendees

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.

Amenities
Discounts
  • AAA
  • Military Discount
Facility Amenities
  • Free Parking
  • Parking on Site
  • Gift Shop
  • Self-guided Tours
  • Maps & Brochures Available
Near Interstate Highway
  • 85
  • 985
Payment Options
  • MasterCard
  • Discover
  • Visa
Special Tags
  • Civil War Site
Suitable for Ages
  • All Ages
Group Amenities
  • Group Rates Available
  • Group-Friendly
General Information
  • Family-Friendly
  • Handicapped Accessible
  • Open Year 'Round
  • Pet-Friendly