Andrew Jackson State Park
196 Andrew Jackson Park RD | Lancaster, SC 29720 | Phone: 803-285-3344 | andrewjackson@scprt.com

History & Interpretation

The Andrew Jackson Birthday Celebration

HISTORY AND INTERPRETATION

  • Programs and Guided Tours : Living history programs, including the Life of the Waxhaws Lantern Tour and the Andrew Jackson Birthday Celebration, are scheduled throughout the year. Please check our program listings for more information.

  • Museum : The museum contains Revolutionary War artifacts and artifacts related to President Jackson and contains exhibits that reveal the lifeways of South Carolina’s backcountry during the late 18th century. Discover the impact of the Revolutionary War on the local community. Gain an understanding of how being reared in this setting prepared Andrew Jackson to become our Seventh President. Museum Hours are Sa-Su 1pm-5pm, M-F by appointment or when staff is available

  • Burial Sites and Cemeteries : The Old Waxhaw Presbyterian Church cemetery is located approximately five miles from the park. This is the church that Andrew Jackson attended. His father and two of his brothers are buried there.
  • Historic Garden : Andrew Jackson State Park’s Historic Orchard and Herb Garden feature fruit trees and herbs that were sources of food, flavorings, dyes and medicines in the Carolina Backcountry during the late 18th century.

  • Revolutionary War History : President Jackson childhood was dominated by the American Revolution. Learn more about this story visiting the park museum or attending a park program. Park programs about the Revolutionary War have include weapons demonstrations, living history days, lectures and battlefield tours.

  • Historical Significance : The park is the presidential homeplace to Andrew Jackson, the Seventh President of the United States of America.

  • When & How PRT Acquired : Donated in 1953 from Lancaster County.