Museum Hours: Open on Fridays and Saturdays, 10 to 3 p.m. Call us to schedule your group of 25 or more. Group rates available. 704.843.1832

The Catawba and the American Revolution – October 13, 6:30 p.m.

The Museum exhibits will be open to tour beginning at 5:30PM as part of the ticket price. Please join us for a very special and informative evening!

Catawba Archivist Mr. Ensley Guffey will present a deeper look into the Catawba People and their participation and involvement in the American Revolution. Mr. Guffey will provide a look at why the Catawba fought on the Patriot side during the war, the various effects that decision had on the tribe, and post-war tribal relations with the US.

Ensley F. Guffey has completed his AA, BA, an MA in History, and an MLIS. Since 2020, Ensley has been the tribal archivist for the Catawba Indian Nation, working out of the Catawba Nation Archives in the Catawba Cultural Center on the Old Reservation outside of Rock Hill, South Carolina. There he cares for a multi-media collection including everything from documents to pottery to projectile points to traditional regalia to audio and video on a variety of formats.

The Museum of the Waxhaws Haunted Trail – Sat, Oct 21, 2023 7:00 PM
The Museum Grounds come to life as All Hallow’s Eve approaches! Brave an evening filled with chills and thrills on October 21st!

Featured Blogs

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
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.