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

  • Memorial Day Display – May 26 – Local historian Jack Clay will present a Memorial Day display.
  • Tavern Night – June 23, 7 p.m. – 10 p.m. – Enjoy traditional food, entertainment and an open beer and wine bar (with a special drink from Dreamchasers Brewery) while stepping back in time in an 18th-century tavern. Share drinks, play card games, and tall tales with ladies and gentlemen from the period as well as modern guests. Watch scenes from Waxhaw’s historic play, Listen & Remember. Period dress is not required nor discouraged!
  • Local Authors Day – July 21 – stop by meet local authors and check out their books.
  • Pirate Day – August 25, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Enjoy a family-friendly day of fun, games, food, competitions, cannons firing; all with Pirates! Pirate attire is not required nor discouraged! 
  • EvenTide with Pirates, August 25, 4 p.m. – 9 p.m. – Enjoy an evening with Pirates, a special brew from Dreamchasers Brewery, 21 and older only. Pirate attire is not required nor discouraged! 
  • Haunted Walk – October 20 – more details to come.

Hours of Operation:

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

Admission:

  • 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.

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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!