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Andrew Jackson State Park

Andrew Jackson State Park

Andrew Jackson State Park combines history, art and community activities into a setting that has made it one of the S.C. State Park Service’s most popular attractions.

The only park in the system dedicated to a U.S. president, Andrew Jackson State Park features a museum that details the boyhood of the nation’s seventh president, who grew up here in what then was known as the Waxhaws of the South Carolina backcountry.

A striking highlight of the park grounds is the bold equestrian statue of “Old Hickory” sculpted by Anna Hyatt Huntington of Brookgreen Gardens fame. Living history programs with docents in period garb are included in the park’s programming.

The Lancaster County park also has a replica of a late 18th-century one-room schoolhouse, an amphitheatre that serves as home to a well-attended birthday celebration each March, as well as a campground, fishing lake, picnicking facilities and trails.

GENERAL

  • Tour and Programs Information: Andrew Jackson is a "DiscoverCarolina Site", which provides curriculum-based social studies programs for South Carolina school children.

HOURS AND ADMISSION

  • Admission: $2 adults; $1.25 SC seniors; age 15 & younger free

  • Days and Hours of Operation: 8am-6pm, daily from Nov.1-March 31; 9am-9pm daily April 1-Oct. 31

    Museum Hours: Sa-Su 1pm-5pm, M-F by appointment or when staff is available

    Schoolhouse Hours: mid-March to November, Sa 1pm-5pm and Su 2pm-5pm

  • Office Hours: 11am-noon, daily
  • Tours: You may take a self-guided tour of the park museum and schoolhouse during the hours when these facilities are open.

LOCATION

  • Driving Directions:
    From I-77 Southbound:Exit onto Hwy. 5 E. Follow Hwy. 5 until it intersects with Hwy. 521 N. The park is located ½ mi. on the right, 9 mi. N. of Lancaster.

    From I-77 Northbound:Exit onto Hwy. 9 E toward Richburg. Take Hwy. 9 until it intersects with Hwy. 521 Go N. on Hwy 521 through Lancaster. Park is 9 mi. N. of Lancaster.
  • Counties: Lancaster
  • Acreage: 360
  • Miles to Nearest Hospital: 10
  • Miles to Nearest Town: 10
  • Miles to Nearest Grocery Store: 2

MILES TO:

  • Charleston, SC: 171
  • Columbia, SC: 70
  • Florence, SC: 85
  • Greenville, SC: 108
  • Charlotte, NC: 30
  • Raleigh, NC: 165
  • Atlanta, GA: 255
  • Augusta, GA: 142

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Contact Information

196 Andrew Jackson Park RD
Lancaster,SC 29720
Phone: (803) 285-3344
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