Andrew Jackson & US Rangers Centre
Carrickfergus, BT38 7EQ
+44 28 9335 8049 (Tourist Information)
The parents of Andrew Jackson, the seventh president of the United States, lived at Boneybefore in Carrickfergus before migrating to America. Their son was born in South Carolina and served two terms as president from 1829 to 1837. The ancestral home, a single story thatched farmhouse with an open fireplace, has been reconstructed and is typical of local homes of the period. At the center you can enjoy an audiovisual show covering the emigration of the Ulster Scots, including the Jackson family, to America and see craft work demonstrations and exhibitions. The Jackson's cottage is located less than a mile from the town center just off the Larne Road.