State: South Carolina
Address 1: 196 Andrew Jackson Park Road
Open all Year: Yes
Number of Sites: 25
Full Hook: Yes
About: Andrew Jackson State Park combines history, art and community activities into a setting that has made it one of the S.C. State Park Services 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 nations 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 parks 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 bluegrass festival each year and other community gatherings, as well as a campground, fishing lake, picnicking facilities and trails.