Andrew Jackson State Park

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Andrew Jackson State Park

South Carolina

(803) 285-3344

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Overview

Famous for being one of the South Carolina Park Service's most popular attractions. The Andrew Jackson State Park mixes community activities with history and art. This is the only park in the system dedicated to the former U.S. President, the Andrew Jackson State Park features a museum that informs guests about Jackson's boyhood. The 7th president of the United States grew up here, in what was at the time known as the Waxhaws of the South Carolina backcountry. This is also known as a "DiscoverCarolina Site" that provides curriculum-based social studies programs for South Carolina school children. Another highlight found here is the magnificent equestrian statue of "Old Hickory", which sculpted by Anna Hyatt Huntington sculpted. Another attraction are the living history programs with tour guides dressed clothing of the early 19th century. In addition, this Lancaster County park has a replica of a late 18th-century one-room schoolhouse along with an amphitheatre that hosts a popular bluegrass festival every year and other events.

Map of Andrew Jackson (SC)

Latitude, Longitude: 34.841761, -80.806734

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Activities

  • Camping

    RV and tent Ccmping. Minimum requirement for camping reservations: Two days. If making a reservations less than one day in advance of check-in, then contact park directly.

  • Fishing

    Guests can fish for bass, bream, crappie, etc. in Jackson's 18-acre park lake. Valid South Carolina fishing licenses required.

  • Hiking

    Trails available.

  • Historic Sites

    This is the only park in the system dedicated to the former U.S. President. The Andrew Jackson State Park features a museum that informs guests about Jackson's boyhood. The 7th president of the United States grew up here, in what was at the time known as the Waxhaws of the South Carolina backcountry. Another attraction are the living history programs with tour guides dressed in clothing of the early 19th century.

  • Picnicking

    Picnic sites available.

Seasonality/Weather

Office hours run from 11 a.m. to Noon. Park standard hours run from Monday through Sunday 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Daylight Savings Time: Monday through Sunday 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Museum hours run from Saturday through Sunday 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday by appointment or when staff is available Schoolhouse hours run from mid-March to November, Saturday 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Directions

Driving

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.

Phone Numbers

Primary

(803) 285-3344

Campground reservations

(866) 345-7275

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