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Please be aware that the lake at Andrew Jackson will be lowered to inspect and repair the release valve.  We apologize for the inconvenience.

Museum hours: 1 p.m.-5 p.m. Sat & Sun, 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.; 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Mon thru Fri

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8 a.m.-6 p.m., daily from Nov.1-March 31; 9 a.m.-9 p.m., daily April 1-Oct. 31

Museum hours: Sa-Su 1 p.m.-5 p.m., M-F by appointment or when staff is available

Schoolhouse hours: mid-March to Nov., Sa 1 p.m.-5 p.m. and Su 2 p.m.-5 p.m.


11 a.m.-noon, daily

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$3 adults; $1.50 SC seniors; $1 children age 6-15; age 5 & younger free

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Pets are allowed in most outdoor areas provided they are kept under physical restraint or on a leash not longer than six feet. Owners will be asked to remove noisy or dangerous pets or pets that threaten or harass wildlife.

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Andrew Jackson State Park


Park Manager

Kirk Johnston

Park Manager

Hello. I am Kirk Johnston, manager at Andrew Jackson State Park. I grew up next to Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park. Everyday life traveled through the park or within sight of it. My grandfather’s family had lived on what became the park, so over time it just was just natural for me to be interested in this line of work. 

My favorite thing to do at the park is sit at the lake in the early evening. You can watch the sun set over the horizon, and hear the frogs begin their concert for the night.

As a first-time visitor to Andrew Jackson State Park, if you don’t do anything else, make sure you take a few moments to study the Anna Hyatt Huntington sculpture “Boy of the Waxhaws.” This is a sculpture of young Andrew Jackson that is located on the park.

**Our Ultimate Outsider stamp is located at the kiosk in the main parking lot. We also have another stamp in the park museum.

Andrew Jackson State Park combines history, art and community activities into a setting that has made it one of the state’s most popular parks. 

Favorite features include living history programs, a museum and interactive exhibits that chronicle Jackson’s boyhood in the South Carolina backcountry. There’s even a birthday celebration every March in honor of America’s seventh president.  

Among the park highlights are a striking statue of the “Boy of the Waxhaws” sculpted by Anna Hyatt Huntington, an 18th-century replica schoolhouse and more.

Other park attractions include an 18th-century replica schoolhouse, campground and picnic facilities, fishing lake and nature trails.


1 presidential homeplace of the 7th President of the United States of America

1 birthday celebration that takes place each March in honor of Andrew Jackson

1 cool museum with Revolutionary War artifacts and artifacts from the life of Andrew Jackson

1 Anna Hyatt Huntington statue located on-site named The Boy of the Waxhaws

18 acre park lake for boating and fishing

2 one-mile loop trails for walking and hiking

25 campsites

2 picnic shelters

1 Meeting House for group gatherings

1 Amphitheater for community events


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