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“Nice stop on our road trips” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Historic Brattonsville

Historic Brattonsville
1444 Brattonsville Road, McConnells, SC 29726
803-684-2327
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Ranked #1 of 1 Attractions in McConnells
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
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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.
Columbia, South Carolina, United States
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“Nice stop on our road trips”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2012

We usually stop here if we have to pass by and the day is nice. My children love the history and running around the grounds.

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Rock Hill, SC
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“Live with the past. Appreciate the present.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 29, 2012

Historic Brattonsville is a top-notch living history museum. The Bratton family, of Scotch-Irish descent, settled and was prominent in York County over decades. There are 18th century buildings, plantation houses, events virtually every weekend and school tours during the week.

Our grandchildren love it! The got to observe sheep shearing, then personally card and dye the wool. The oldest girl then braided herself a bracelet as a souvenir of the day. On another occasion, they learned how food was preserved, before refrigeration made our lives so much easier.

We have also attended special events there, like a reenactment of the Revolutionary War Battle of King's Mountain, and The Battle of Huck's Defeat, when a slave saved the owner of the plantation from capture, and enabled Col. Bratton to defeat the Loyalist troops.

Extremely family friendly.

Visited January 2012
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“A step back in history”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2012

if you like listening and seeing how our ancesters lived, then this is for you.

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“Unique historic experience”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2012

Brattonsville is a unique historic gem. The structures on the property span 3 centuries from the frontier days to the early 20th century. A great family day trip. Make the Battle of Huck's Defeat or the Candlelight Christmas event if you can.

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Clover, South Carolina
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“Civil War Reenactment”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2012

You have to try the Fried Indian Bread (the ham and cheese was awesome)! The period costumes are amazing. The knowledge of of the volunteers was fascinating and very educational. A final battle at the end of the day was very dramatic and LOUD! Cannons, muskets and revolvers oh my! My husband and teenage son enjoyed it. Gave me a headache but you'll have that. There actually wasn't a real civil war battle at Brattonsville. The Revolutionary War reenactment is also a good day trip.

Visited October 2011
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