Jackson’s Birthplace

The debate over Andrew Jackson’s exact birthplace is ongoing. The two most likely locations are Crawford Plantation, located in Lancaster County, South Carolina, and the George McCamie cabin, located in what is now Union County, North Carolina. Both sites are located only a few miles from each other and at the time of Jackson’s birth […]

Waxhaw Indian Village

According to historical records, the first people to live in bark dwellings were the North American Indians. English explorers and settlers during the 1600s encountered the Waxhaw Indians located in what is now Union and Lancaster counties of North and South Carolina, respectively. In the English settlers’ journals and sketchbooks, they made records of the […]

For Educators



Coming Summer/Fall 2015

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    Gold Panning Grand Opening / Memorial Day

    Come try your luck at the Grand Opening of our Gold and Gem Panning Exhibit. Fees are $5 for Gold and $10 for Gems.  Purchase tickets at the main museum. We will also have a military artifact display in honor of Memorial Day. Out at our Secrest Cabin, we will have re-enactors cooking and demonstrating […]

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    The Great Pirate Invasion!

    Avast, me hearties!  The Great Pirate Day and War of 1812 will be on Saturday, August 29th from 10:00AM to 4:00PM. Come and enjoy story-telling, sword fighting, bull-whipping, pirate and War of 1812 displays, mermaids ….and more! Regular museum fees apply.

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    Welcome Home Vietnam Vets

      The museum is planning a homecoming for Vietnam Veterans on October 3rd, 2015. Ceremony & USO-style Show.  Sponsors/Donors Needed.  Please contact the Museum of the Waxhaws at 704-843-1832 or by e-mail at mwaxhaw@museumofthewaxhaws.org.

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    Civil War Focus 1st Sat. in June – Sept. of 2015

    Join us the first Sat. of each month this Spring for activities and exhibits focusing on the War Between the States. Regular museum fees apply.