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Andrew Jackson Centre

Boneybefore, Carrickfergus BT38 7DG, Northern Ireland
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Ranked #14 of 20 Attractions in Carrickfergus
Type: Historic Sites
Traveler Description: The Andrew Jackson Centre is the thatched cottage homestead of President Jackon's Ulster-Scots parents who emigrated to America in1765, where "Old... more »
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Gympie, Australia
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

We found the Andrew Jackson Cottage & US Ranger Centre very interesting, thanks to the knowledgeable custodians of the museum. We had a personal guide that thoroughly explained and answered our questions. It was one of the best free attractions we've been to in Northern Ireland. It's amazing how many world famous people had their roots in this region.

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Carrickfergus, United Kingdom
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205 reviews 205 reviews
124 attraction reviews
504 helpful votes 504 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

So, it’s a sunny afternoon in May, and I call by. They’re shut. Huh? I look to see what the opening hours are. There’s just a sign, with a ‘phone number you can call. I do think it’s great that this old thatched-roof cottage has been preserved. Note that all of America’s presidents were born in America – the ancestral... More

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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54 reviews 54 reviews
22 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

This is not open all the time and was closed during my visit to Carrikfergus. Looks very small from the outside but cannot comment further.

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Letterkenny, Ireland
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403 reviews 403 reviews
204 attraction reviews
419 helpful votes 419 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

This attraction is about a mile north of Carrickfergus, in the townland of Boneybefore. It is the birthplace of Andrew Jackson, who emigrated with his parents to America, and became the 7th President. The original cottage was a bit further down the road, but was demolished in 1860, to make way for the railway. On my visit, the was a... More

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Carrickfergus, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

quaint we place! visited for the first time even though i live in the town! great for history, two wonderful guides, both in character on the visit, had some lovely fresh baked corn bread and soda bread to taste, two rooms set up historically, a 3rd had a video and some memorabila, a lovely garden out the back and then... More

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
23 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

Only found this by luck by seeing it from a passing train,had a great time and i have to mention susie who is the tour guide,she was absolutely brilliant and great at explaining the story.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
15 reviews 15 reviews
12 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

Boneybefore is a very small and picturesque village with nothing else to attract visitors to it but this very interesting though small museum set in a quaint and well preserved thatched cottage. There are no ice cream parlours or eateries in the tiny village though it is within driving distance of Carrickfergus. Although US President Andrew Jackson was not born... More

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64 reviews 64 reviews
43 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2013

Visit both the cottage and the Rangers together for a good morning or afternoon out. Ring in advance to check opening hours.

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119 reviews 119 reviews
41 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2012

This will be of particular interest to visitors from USA. Tie this in with a visit to the US Rangers centre. They were formed here during WW2

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