Northern Ireland Sights



Andrew Jackson Cottage and U.S. Rangers Centre

Andrew Jackson Cottage and U.S. Rangers Centre Review

The center tells the tale of the U.S. president, whose parents emigrated from here in 1765. This thatch cottage just outside of town is a reconstruction of an 18th-century structure thought to resemble their home. Interpretive panels, illustrating Jackson's story as well as Ulster–Scots history, were added in 2012. Free teas and coffees are offered to visitors. The cottage is open year-round, but access is by arrangement through Carrickfergus tourist office.

    Contact Information

  • Address: 1½ km (1 miles) northeast of Carrickfergus, Larne Rd., Boneybefore, BT38 7EQ
  • Phone: 028/9335–8049
  • Cost: Free
  • Website:
  • Location: Carrickfergus
Updated: 04-10-2013

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