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Dr. Long's Ancestry

The Crawford W. Long Museum can now be seen on our new Google Tour! Enjoy visiting the museum from home before you come to see us in person. Just click the link below for the Google Tour.

As a special tribute to the discovery of anesthesia by
Crawford W. Long,
 please click here to enjoy this rendition of
"Waking Up Is Hard To Do"
by The Laryngospasms

The Crawford W. Long Museum in Jefferson, Georgia, provides educational exhibits about the life and career of  Dr. Crawford W. Long, the physician who, on March 30, 1842 first used ether for surgical anesthesia. 
The Gallery takes you on a journey through Dr. Long's life ... from his exceptional education, to his early days as a physician and his discovery of the first anesthetic, through the days of the Civil War and Reconstruction. Come visit the site of America's greatest contribution to medicine and learn how this "country doctor" came to be the father of painless surgery.
The mid-1800s Pendergrass General Store building traces the development of goods available to small town residents over time. Particular emphasis is given to household items, the development of textiles from home spinning to "store bought," and the advancement in canned goods with improvements during America's Industrial Age and the dawn of marketing. 

Tuesday - Friday     10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday     10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 
Closed on major holidays.

Adults $5.00   •   Seniors (age 65+) $4.00
Military $3.00  •   Students $3.00  •   Children Age 5 and under - Free

Groups of 10 or more visiting for self-guided tours receive
a 10% discount when booked in advance.
Guided tours are available on a limited basis and 
require at least two weeks advance notice.
Regular admission prices apply. 
There is an additional $25.00 docent fee applied to all guided tours. 




Main Street Jefferson

Jackson County Historical Society 

Georgia Civil War Heartland Leaders Trail 

Civil War in Georgia 

Georgia Association of Museums and Galleries 

The Arts Council, Gainesville GA 

Lake Hartwell Insider  

                28 College Street

 • Jefferson GA 30549 •  706.367.5307