Andrew Jackson and US Rangers Centre

The Andrew Jackson Cottage highlights Carrickfergus' strong American and Ulster-Scots connections as well as telling the story of Andrew Jackson, the 7th president of the USA, whose parents emigrated to America from Carrickfergus in 1765. Located less than a mile from the town centre off the Larne Road, this single storey building has been restored to its original state. The interior has been decorated with a dresser, sponge wear crockery, iron pots and griddles. The cottage also has a collection of Ulster patchwork quilts.

Beside the Andrew Jackson Cottage is an exhibition dedicated to the US Rangers, the elite American army regiment. Formed in 1942, the US Rangers were based in Carrickfergus during the World War II. The exhibition has an enthralling collection of uniforms, photographs, documents and other material detailing this famed combat unit.

Venue Type:

Museum, Historic house or home

Opening hours

Open by appointment only - contact the Tourist Information Centre for bookings and availability.
April, May & October
Mon-Fri 10:00-13:00 & 14:00-16:00
Sat-Sun 14:00-16:00

Mon-Fri 10:00-13:00 & 14:00-18:00
Sat-Sun 14:00-18:00

Closed: November - March

Admission charges


Andrew Jackson and US Rangers Centre
2 Boneybefore
Co. Antrim
BT38 7EQ
Northern Ireland




028 9335 8049

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