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

November 9, 10 to 3 p.m.

See Reenactors Arthur Lightbody as Abraham Lincoln and Nora Brooks as Mildred Lee, Robert E. Lee’s daugther. See a US military timeline display by local military historian Jack Clay. Pending rain, we will have Revolutionary War and WWII Reenactors on the grounds. President Lincoln will speak at 1:00 and Mildred Lee will speak at 1:30 pm. Get tickets here! Tickets also available at the door.

November 16, 6:30 p.m.

Relive the food, drink, fun, and games of an 18th-century Rough Edge tavern at the Museum  of the Waxhaws starting at 6:30 p.m. November 16.  See Nora Brooks as Abigail Adams. George Washington, The Swamp Fox Francis Marion, and other local colonists will spin yarns about the Colonial Settlement of the Waxhaws. Some are kind of rowdy.  We are expected a sword fight. You can play games such as corn hole, tour the museum and grounds, and relax and enjoy the refreshments like a weary traveler after a hard week.  Enjoy a meal of George Washington’s favorites – barbeque pork, green beans, and mac & cheese with a dessert of apple cobbler – by Butts-R-Us! Enter a chance to win a 50-person meal from Butts-R-Us!
Period dress is welcome but not required. Tickets, including a meal and two drink tickets, are $40. Get Tickets Here! Tickets are also available at the door.

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!