Andrew Jackson State Park | Destination: SC Parks


Andrew Jackson State Park is located in Lancaster County. Andrew Jackson claimed he was born on a South Carolina plantation that is now the area for Andrew Jackson State Park. He was known as the first common president of the United States, serving for two terms. He was a founding member of the Democratic party. He had a controversial career that included Indian removal during the 1830s. Trail of Tears happened during his leadership.

When visitors attend Andrew Jackson State Park,they are able to experience what life was like during Andrew Jackson’s childhood through reenactments. During this time, there was the Battle of the Waxhaws during the American Revolution. “The Boy of the Waxhaws” is a sculpture that was created and gifted from artist Anna Huntington.

Visitors can view the inside of a one-room schoolhouse that also serves as an education center. The park also includes a living history museum.

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