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Lantern tour steps back in time

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Spend an evening in the 18th-century. Come see for yourself what life was like for early settlers living in the Waxhaws.
See how the American Revolution affected this region.
Experience life in this area during Andrew Jackson’s time and watch the events that shaped the community as you step back in time.
Watch as costumed volunteers bring the events to life and demonstrate the skills it took to survive in this backcountry settlement.
Join the Friends of Andrew Jackson State Park on Saturday for its annual Life in the Waxhaws Lantern Tour.
Meet at the main picnic shelter. Tours will begin at 6 p.m., 6:30 p.m., 7 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Tours will last about 30 minutes each.
Each tour takes visitors past several vignettes depicting events that transpired in the area hundreds of years ago, including the area’s resistance to British rule, the aftermath of the Buford Massacre and more.
Cost is $5 per adult and $2 per youth ages 6 to 12. Children under 6 get in free.
Andrew Jackson State Park preserves and protects the site of Andrew Jackson’s boyhood home in South Carolina. Among its attractions are a museum about Andrew Jackson’s boyhood, reproduction schoolhouse, trails, campground and fishing lake.
The park is 9 miles north of Lancaster on U.S. 521 at 196 Andrew Jackson Park Road. For details, call the park at (803) 285-3344.