We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Andrew Jackson Centre

Boneybefore, Carrickfergus BT38 7DG, Northern Ireland
+44 28 9336 6455
Website
Save
Review Highlights
An absolute gem

After you've been to Belfast and the Titanic exhibition, make the time to go to Carrickfergus... read more

Reviewed 25 February 2018
magnusmackereth
,
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Terrific visit to research my family and US history!

Had a great time learning of my family history from Sean! Also had an Awesome experience at the US... read more

Reviewed 21 February 2018
Thomas S
,
Alaska, United States
Read all 38 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good26%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
LOCATION
Boneybefore, Carrickfergus BT38 7DG, Northern Ireland
CONTACT
Website
+44 28 9336 6455
Write a ReviewReviews (38)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
All reviews
"carrickfergus castle"
in 6 reviews
"great guide"
in 3 reviews
"cup of hot chocolate"
in 2 reviews
"american history"
in 2 reviews
"native americans"
in 2 reviews
"peat fire"
in 2 reviews
"cottage"
in 9 reviews
"president"
in 5 reviews
"roots"
in 3 reviews
"ranger"
in 17 reviews
"museum"
in 10 reviews
"heritage"
in 3 reviews
"army"
in 2 reviews
"literature"
in 2 reviews
"ancestors"
in 2 reviews
"study"
in 2 reviews
"exhibits"
in 3 reviews
Filter

1 - 10 of 38 reviews

Reviewed 25 February 2018

After you've been to Belfast and the Titanic exhibition, make the time to go to Carrickfergus. Apart from the impressive Norman fortress of Carrickfergus Castle there is also the Andrew Jackson Centre, a 17th Century cottage commemorating the ancestry of the 7th president of the...More

1  Thank magnusmackereth
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 21 February 2018

Had a great time learning of my family history from Sean! Also had an Awesome experience at the US Ranger center as well. Great visit, all facilities very clean, and Sean is Amazing! Very informative and helpful. Definitely a must see.

2  Thank Thomas S
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 17 February 2018

A great wee gem of a cottage. Andrew Jacksons family resided at the cottage and emigrated to America, Andrew wasn't born in Carrickfergus but his blood line was Northern Ireland. Very interesting and informative,it goes on to tell you about the elite US Rangers, they...More

1  Thank magicpatsy
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
See more reviews
Reviewed 29 September 2017 via mobile

We had a list of places to visit whilst in Carrickfergus, this was on my husbands list as it also houses the American Rangers Museum. Listening to Sean was one of the most interesting talks we have had on our trip, he can talk so...More

1  Thank Tinaballerina
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 28 September 2017 via mobile

I took my dad, 90 years of age, to the Andrew Jackson Centre as part of a little day trip. I expected to spend around 30 minutes looking at the exhibits, but that was before we met Sean! Sean is the guide for the centre,...More

1  Thank Peter D
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

Sean was a great guide! The history behind the cottage and the Rangers museum was really interesting. Sean took the time to talk to me about some of Australia's connection to Belfast through a mural and even followed up with an email of a photo...More

1  Thank Michelle M
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 31 August 2017 via mobile

Sean (George) was great!! He explained us a lot he invites coffe and tea and he es an excelent guide in that beatiful place. Very interesting all what we learned here. Visit it!!!

2  Thank CapochaBuenosAires
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 29 August 2017

We had a great guide named Shawn. He was very informative and friendly. He also gave us alot of info about the area.

2  Thank Marty M
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

Was recommended to come here by staff at carrickfergus castle, otherwise I'd never have heard of it! The guide was very friendly and knowledgeable, and provided free tea and coffee. There was much more to this centre than I expected.

1  Thank Richard M
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Mid and East An... B, Manager at Andrew Jackson Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 3 August 2017

Thank you for taking the time to leave your review! We are so glad that you enjoyed your visit and we look forward to welcoming you back to the centre again soon! The Andrew Jackson Centre Team

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 22 June 2017

I had no idea that Andrew Jackson has connections in Northern Ireland. The Jackson family history was interesting but for me the high light was seeing how the house would have looked in the past and it gave a good sense of what life was...More

1  Thank usacobbler
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Mid and East An... B, Manager at Andrew Jackson Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 3 August 2017

Thank you for taking the time to leave your review! We are so glad that you enjoyed your visit and we look forward to welcoming you back to the centre again soon! The Andrew Jackson Centre Team

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 6 hotels in Carrickfergus
Dobbins Inn Hotel
325 reviews
1.77 km away
Premier Inn Carrickfergus Hotel
601 reviews
2.11 km away
Loughshore Hotel
680 reviews
3.23 km away
Parklands
10 reviews
4.83 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Castello Italia
116 reviews
1.29 km away
Ownies Bar
471 reviews
1.51 km away
carrickfergus golf club restaurant
68 reviews
1.60 km away
Take Thyme
67 reviews
1.23 km away
Nearby Attractions
Carrickfergus Library
27 reviews
1.55 km away
The Knights
20 reviews
1.20 km away
U.S. Rangers Centre
15 reviews
.00 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Andrew Jackson Centre staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Submit