The Museum of the Waxhaws is Union County’s Cultural and History Learning Center

The Museum showcases and demonstrates history and culture to visitors in the context of indoor and outdoor exhibits, artistic performances, historical reenactments, and group tours. The basis of our mission is to teach residents of Union County about our regional history.

Our mission is to provide an authentic and accurate depiction of local history and to continue building the story as history is made for generations to come!

Upcoming Events

World War II Garrison on February 16 & 17, 2019

Come to the Museum of the Waxhaws the weekend of February 16th and 17th and welcome Reenactors of the 82nd Airborne (C/505PIR) as they begin the process of transforming some of the grounds into a WW2 era garrison. Uniforms, Displays, Vehicles, Weapons, and a working Mess Kitchen, will all be on site. Expect to also see allied units from the 101st Airborne (Recon) as well as Axis units such as the 2nd SS and Fallschirmjager 15!

C/505PIR and fellow units are some of the premier Living History groups in the Carolinas – Interact, touch, feel and experience unmatched authenticity as we strive to honor our heroes, and keep their memories alive.
Feb 16 at 10 AM – Feb 17 at 5 PM | Regular Admission Fees Apply

Author’s Day at the Museum on Feb. 23, 2019

Author's Day
The Museum of the Waxhaws will host an author’s forum on February 23, 2019, from 10 am until 3 pm at the Museum of the Waxhaws. Eleven North Carolina and Union County authors will be present to discuss and sell their books.

This event will feature, among other local writers, Mr. Gene Stowe. Stowe grew up in Monroe, North Carolina, and was a reporter for the Charlotte Observer for twelve years. He will speak about his book Inherit the Land, an uplifting story about racial relations in Union County in 1920. Described by critics as ‘an evocative portrait of an entire generation’s sins’, Stowe’s Inherit the Land details a historic legal fight in which an all-white jury awarded African Americans a North Carolina estate.

Learn more about Gene Stowe at
Museum admission applies| Adults $5.00 Seniors $4.00

  • Andrew Jackson’s Birthday Celebration, March 17
  • Tavern Night, June 22, 2019
  • Pirate Day/Party with the Pirates, August 24, 2019
  • Haunted Trail, October 26, 2019
  • Pearl Harbor Day, December 7, 2019
  • Tea with Mrs. Claus – December 14, 2019 – more details to come.

  • Give a Gift Membership

    A gift membership to Museum of the Waxhaws is a gift that just keeps giving. Membership entitles the individual or family receiving it to free admission to the museum during regular hours, discounts, and special tickets at museum events.

    Eight membership levels available ranging from $25 to $1000 annually for individuals, families, and corporations. Learn more.

    Host your next event at the Museum!

    We offer unique indoor and outdoor environments for weddings, special parties, corporate functions, meetings, concerts, or any other special event. Learn more.

    • Main Museum Special Event Room: This room offers a large flexible room with an enclosed glass porch facing the Museum Grounds and a catering kitchen. Capacity varies with event type.
    • Auditorium/Theater: This space seats 91.
    • Outdoor Stage
    • Exterior Grounds and Outdoor Stage: Limited to 500 people. Port-a-Potty rental available.
    • Gold Panning

    Hours of Operation:

    • Friday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
    • Saturday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
    • Sunday: 2 p.m. – 5 p.m.


    • Adults: $5.00
    • Children 6-12: $2.00
    • Seniors: $4.00
    • Children 5 and under: free
    Visiting Guidelines:
    • Visitors must be accompanied by a tour guide to see the interior of the buildings.
    • The museum grounds are not part of the public parks system. Paying admission is required in order to walk around the grounds unless as allowed during special events.
    • Professional/Commercial Photography is prohibited.
    • For safety reasons, the museum grounds are closed to the public when the museum is closed.  Recreational walking, hiking, and running, etc., are NOT allowed on the grounds.
    • Pets are not allowed on the grounds.

    Support Our Cause

    The Museum of the Waxhaws and Andrew Jackson Memorial are administered by the Andrew Jackson Historical Foundation, Inc., a non-profit organization dedicated to maintaining a repository for the collection of artifacts and other resource materials that focus on the history of the Waxhaw region and Andrew Jackson.

    Our fiscal year begins the end of June. You can contribute at any time as an individual, family, or business. We are always seeking sponsors to help fund our Museum. Your contribution allows us to share local history and cultural experiences with people of all ages throughout our region.


    Scouts Are So Important Here

    Our Sponsors are the Lifeline

    2017/2018 Contributors

    • Joyce Blythe
    • Perry & Beth Blythe
    • Rita Brunson
    • Zane & Joan Eargle
    • Macon Griffin, Griffin Motor Company
    • Patricia G. McGee
    • Robert McCain
    • Sherry Robinson
    • William Simpson
    • Jack & Betty Shaw
    • Sammy Starnes, Circle S Ranch
    • Carlton Tyson
    • Mary Alice Wilson

    We Love Our Volunteers

    We have the best volunteers at the Museum of the Waxhaws. We are always looking for talented and hardworking volunteers to help us with our ever-changing and growing programs.

    The more input we get from volunteers joining our team, the better we are at presenting history to our visitors. Interested in joining us as a volunteer?

    Give us a call today or contact us HERE!