A traditional thatched Ulster -Scots farmhouse built in 1750's.
The Andrew Jackson Cottage at Carrickfergus, highlights the strong connection between Carrickfergus, America and Ulster-Scots, as well as telling the story of Andrew Jackson, the 7th president of USA, whose parents emigrated to America from Carrickfergus in 1765.
Located a short distance from the Carrickfergus Castle and town centre, the cottage has been restored to its original state, furbished with furniture and equipment of the period including an open fireplace with a daub and wattle canopy and hanging crane. The cottage has an impressive display on the life and career of Andrew Jackson (1767- 1845) 7th President of the United States of America whose parents emigrated from here in 1765
In the grounds of the Andrew Jackson Cottage is an exhibition dedicated to the US Rangers, the elite American army regiment formed in Carrickfergus in 1942. The US Rangers were based in Carrickfergus during World War II. The display includes documents, uniform and photographs and other material detailing the birth of this famous combat unit.
All materials on display in the exhibition have been donated by Members of the original Ranger units stationed in Carrickfergus.