The house of Dr. Ephraim McDowell, who made medical history here on Christmas morning 1809, when he successfully removed an ovarian tumor from Jane Todd Crawford. This was the first such surgery in the world. The house includes period furnishings and an apothecary shop with a fascinating collection of early pharmaceutical and medical equipment.
- Operation Hours: Open year-round 10 to 11:30 a.m. and 1 to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday; 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday.
- Length of Tour: 1 Hour
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- Mileage/Direction from Lexington: 35 miles southwest of Lexington
- Price Range $-$$$$: $$
Info for Tour Leaders
- Group Rate:
- Accessibility: Limited
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