Welcome To The Museum of the Waxhaws

Welcome to the Museum of the Waxhaws! Our Museum was founded as a memorial to Andrew Jackson, our nation's seventh president, born right here in Waxhaw. We are known as Union County's hub for learning about local history and the culture shared by inhabitants of the 'Garden of the Waxhaws' dating back to to the Waxhaw Indians, the early European explorers and Scots-Irish settlers that came here to live off of the land. Experience 'living history' in a place that preserves the natural surroundings and dwellings of earlier civilizations here. The Museum of the Waxhaws is open to the public on Fridays and Saturdays from 10-5 and Sundays 2-5. The Museum is now open on Thursdays, too. View our Calendar and Upcoming Events to see the week by week schedule.

Find out what is going on here

What's Happening

Exhibits indoors and outdoors

Lots To See

Field trips and group visits

Group Visits



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.

2015 - 2016 TOP LEVEL SPONSORSThank You

2015/2016 Circle of Honor & Patron Level Sponsors

Sarah Belk Gambrell      Town Of Waxhaw      Union County


  • Arthur & Charlotte Mott

  • Union County Arts Council

  • Patricia Gamble McGee


  • Union Power Cooperative

  • Monroe Oil Co. / Fill Good

  • Chronotek / Brandon Fox

We Appreciate Your Support

  • Griffin Motor Co., Inc.
  • Carolina Underwriters Agency
  • Summerfield Auto
  • Carolina Underwriters
  • Dellinger, Inc.
  • Hargett Electric
  • Rita Brunson
  • Janey Davis Collins
  • Hook Tire / Larry & Diane Hook
  • Zane & Joan Eargle
  • RCS, Inc. / Joe Hudson
  • The Blythe Company
  • Mills Cleaners
  • The Houston Group

About Sponsoring the Museum

The Museum of the Waxhaws relies on the support of local businesses, individuals, and government organizations as well as Union County Arts Council to fund the daily operations, maintenance and cultural/historic programs hosted at the Museum. Thank you to our 2014/2015 sponsors. Our fiscal year begins the end of June. We are currently looking for more sponsors to help fund our Museum. We plan and host a number of fundraising events throughout the year to promote and raise money for the Museum.  Your contribution allows us to share local history and cultural experiences with people of all ages throughout our county.  We are a popular destination for local school field trips.  We also have a gold panning and gem mining facility.  Weekend visitors, field trips and gem mining are the Museum’s revenue producers.

What's Happening At The Museum

2016 06 Feb

Book Signing | Local Authors at Museum

Sat, February 6, 10am – 5pm Museum of the Waxhaws, 8215 Waxhaw Hwy, Waxhaw, NC 28173,

10:00 am
2015 21 Nov

Living History Cooking in Cabin & Black Powder Demo

Nov. 21 | Fall season cooking at the 1830s Secrest cabin | Black powder musket demonstrati

Museum of the Waxhaws 10:00 am
2015 05 Dec

12/5/15 Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

Dec. 5 | Local Military Historian JACK CLAY will show temporary exhibits  

10:00 am

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