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Historic Brattonsville

1444 Brattonsville Road, McConnells, SC 29726
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Ranked #1 of 1 Attractions in McConnells
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
Owner description: This 775-acre Revolutionary War living history site is listed on the National Register of Historic...
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Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: This 775-acre Revolutionary War living history site is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and features more than 30 historic structures. The site chronicles the development of the Carolina Piedmont from the 1750s through the 1840s, includes African-American interpretation and hosts the annual reenactment of the Revolutionary War Battle of Huck's Defeat, which took place here 225 years ago.Historic Brattonsville includes a Heritage Farm Program and Walt Schrader Trails.
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Rock Hill, South Carolina
19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

This Saturday Brattonsville will host it's Christmas event and surprisingly good actors will re-enact what it was like to be in both the Revolutionary and Civil War eras in SC on a real plantation. With fire pits along the way the visitors will go from building to building to see how the owners, the slaves, teachers and children all lived... More 

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6 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

We went on a Sunday and there were no crowds at all. It's a neat place to visit and learn about the history of the area. Wear comfortable walking shoes and be prepared to take about an hour (maybe longer?) to visit the park.

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Indian Land, SC
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140 reviews 140 reviews
27 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Williamsburg is wonderful as is Charleston but neither betters Brattonsville in their historical interpretations and this place is a whole lot more bang-for-the-buck! No crowds and talking with Bob Beemis, full-time historian is a treat you will never forget. Run! Don't walk....to the next event at breathtaking Historic Brattonsville! (Great place to picnic and photograph! The Patriot, with Mel Gibson... More 

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Davidson, North Carolina
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80 reviews 80 reviews
14 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Attended the Brattonsville "Spirits and Stories" event, that included a guided candlelight walking tour of the grounds with five storytellers spaced along the pathway telling historical stories with spooky Halloween themes. Compelling stories, excellent storytellers, very well done. And really reasonable prices.

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Conway, South Carolina
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32 reviews 32 reviews
12 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We can't say enough about Historic Brattonsville! The property is HUGE, over 700+ acres complete with farm animals, historic buildings galore, a battlefield, trails, and reenactors. History comes alive in this amazing park. Everyone was professional, friendly and very knowledgable! We spent 3-4 hours and didn't see everything we wanted to but had other places to be. We will be... More 

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Tega Cay, South Carolina
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33 reviews 33 reviews
6 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Nice walk to view buildings. Buildings could have been better marked but we figured them out. I would recommend that if you can visit when more is going on. Like the special events: Children’s Day on the Farm (March), Battle of Huck’s Defeat (July), By the Sweat of Our Brows (September), Piedmont Pottery Festival (September), Civil War Reenactment (October) and... More 

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Lowell, North Carolina
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99 reviews 99 reviews
13 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We went on Memorial Day and got to see some extra activities. There were period age children playing on the front lawn and they encouraged my children to get involved and play the games. Also three SCM (South Carolina Militia) soldiers were on duty and showing the children how to march with wooden muskets. The period of the plantation is... More 

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Rock Hill, South Carolina
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Although we only live a few miles away, this is the first time that we visited. This place was great! My 2 year old and seven year old loved it! It was not crowded (definite plus!). So much to see and learn. Highly recommend!

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Saint Matthews, South Carolina
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

We have been members for many years and this is a great place to take a family. If you want the freedom of a self-guided tour, you are free to go where you please. If you want to learn some history, there are interpreters available that are very knowledgeable and extremely helpful. If you go on an event weekend, there... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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51 reviews 51 reviews
12 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

We went on a Saturday, and there was hardly anyone there which was lovely. We were able to thoroughly explore the area, read the information, and listen to the interpreters at our leisure. There are many original homes, buildings, and tools to see and enter and unlike other historic places, you can actually touch and interact with the surroundings. Some... More 

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