Museum Hours: Open by appointment for groups and special events. Hope to be open on Saturdays soon! Call us to schedule your group of 25 or more. Group rates available. 704.843.1832
Celebrating “Listen & Remember!” Waxhaws Colonial History Play – June 17, 2023, 6 p.m.
Come out and enjoy scenes from the historical play “Listen & Remember,” written by Dare Steele (original music by Elinor Niven McLaughlin) and performed in Waxhaw from 1965 to 2006. Judy Simpson Cook, local playwright, is producing and directing the scenes. This is an outdoor event. The rain date is Saturday, June 24. We are also honoring Mary Alice Wilson in appreciation for her long-term dedication to Listen & Remember and the Museum of the Waxhaws. Light refreshments will be provided.
Listen and Remember: A Historical Play About the Formation of Waxhaw’s Colonial Settlement
From 1965 to 2006, the town of Waxhaw, NC, was home to a beloved outdoor play called Listen and Remember. The play told the story of the formation of the Waxhaws Colonial Settlement by Scots-Irish immigrants, a pivotal moment in the history of the area, and the birthplace of future U.S. President Andrew Jackson. READ MORE
The Strange Tale of Andrew Jackson Sr.’s Final Journey
Andrew Jackson Sr., the father of future U.S. President Andrew Jackson, passed away in February 1767, at his home in what is now Mineral Springs, NC. As a husband and father of two sons with another child on the way, his death was a tragic event for his family and the Waxhaws community where he lived, but the story of his final journey to the Waxhaws Presbyterian church is one of strange and unexpected events. READ MORE
Andrew Jackson, a Majority of One
Judy Simpson Cook, writer, producer, director, and actress, shared her gifts with the Museum of the Waxhaws by writing, directing and producing, Andrew Jackson, a Majority of One on March 26, 2023. Bob Hook, local area actor, performed this one-person play taking place on the last evening of Andrew Jackson’s second term as President. READ MORE
Our vision is a dynamic community of people from many backgrounds and cultures thriving together in The Waxhaws, across the country, and around the world.
Our mission is to help build that community by engaging people in our full history, celebrating its successes, acknowledging its failures, and seeking reconciliation and inclusion in the present.
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
- Adults: $10.00
- Children 6-12: $5.00
- Seniors: $8.00
- Children 5 and under: free
- 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.