We Are Union County's Regional History Museum

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.


Events and Activities

Cultural and Historical Programs

View Events

Exhibits and Amenities

History in an authentic, natural setting

Virtual Tour

Group Visits

Plan an adventure for any age group

Field Trips

Support the Museum of the Waxhaws

We rely on financial support from businesses and people just like you.



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.

2014/2016 Top Level Sponsors

2014/2015 Sponsors

    • Town Of Waxhaw
    • Union County Arts Council
    • Summerfield Automotive
    • Brothers Housing & Real Estate
    • Griffin Motor Co., Inc.
    • Arthur & Charlotte Mott
    • Waxhaw Insurance Agency
    • Mr. & Mrs. Doug Glenn
    • Mr. & Mrs. John Anderson
    • Ty-Par Realty, Inc.
    • Carolina Underwriters
    • Dellinger, Inc.
    • Hargett Electric
  • Monroe Oil Co. / Fill Good
  • Union County
  • Billy F. Norwood
  • Chronotek / Brandon Fox
  • Sarah Belk Gambrell
  • Margaret M. Steele
  • RCS, Inc. / Joe Hudson
  • The Blythe Company
  • Mills Cleaners
  • The Houston Group
  • Circle S Ranch, Inc.
  • McGee Corporation
  • Merrill Lynch / Michael Lanphier

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.

Upcoming Events

2015 24 Oct

Haunted Legends Walk

Haunted Legends Walk Oct 24th at the Museum of the Waxhaws. Storytelling in the auditorium

Museum of the Waxhaws 6:00 am
2015 12 Dec

Treats with Mrs. Claus Dec. 12

December 12 - Christmas Celebration with Mrs. Claus at the Museum of the Waxhaws Kids g

2:00 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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