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.

Upcoming Events

ARTS at the WAXHAWS

The Museum of the Waxhaws is hosting an art/craft display in the museum event room October’s 5 from 10:00am-5:00pm.
The Waxhaws community hosts many talented artists and crafters that never publicly show their unique gifts.
Share this opportunity with family and friends to see hidden gifts of some one you may even know.
Usual museum admission charged which permits you to the art display, main museum hall, outbuildings and garden.
Many of the artists /crafters will be at the event to speak with you about their work. You may even be able to make arrangements for a unique gift for someone you love.
In addition to the indoor display, several artists will be painting in the garden. Observe them or bring your own paint supplies and join them.
Photography, fine art, weaving, needle craft and more.
Join us!

October 5, 7 p.m.

Enjoy live classic rock music by local band Grey Thunder. Cash Bar and Food Trucks.
$12 per person. Get tickets here.

October 26, 7 p.m.

The Museum Grounds come to life as All Hallow’s Eve approaches! Brave an evening tour filled with chills and thrills on October 26! If you survive, you can enjoy some s’mores by the fire pit! Get tickets here!

November 16, 7 p.m.

The Museum Grounds come to life as All Hallow’s Eve approaches! Brave an evening tour filled with chills and thrills on October 26! If you survive, you can enjoy some s’mores by the fire pit! Get tickets here!


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.

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.

Donate

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!