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Andrew Jackson Centre

Address: Boneybefore, Carrickfergus BT38 7DG, Northern Ireland
Phone Number: 44-28-9336-6455
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Ranked #11 of 13 Attractions in Carrickfergus
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
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Speedway, Indiana
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64 reviews 64 reviews
28 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

From what we could see of the Andrew Jackson Centre, it was nicely presented. As American tourists, it was intriguing and enjoyable to find this as a unique touchstone with American history while visiting Antrim. Sadly, the museum was not open during a mid-week stop in early September 2013. We studied the traditional structure, took photos of it and the... More

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Gympie, Australia
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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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234 reviews 234 reviews
144 attraction reviews
602 helpful votes 602 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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62 reviews 62 reviews
22 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 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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429 reviews 429 reviews
218 attraction reviews
481 helpful votes 481 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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33 reviews 33 reviews
11 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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
24 helpful votes 24 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
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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Belfast
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64 reviews 64 reviews
43 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 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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Belfast
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126 reviews 126 reviews
43 attraction reviews
95 helpful votes 95 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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