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Historic Brattonsville

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Address: 1444 Brattonsville Road, McConnells, SC 29726-8768
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+1 803-684-2327
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Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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This 775-acre Revolutionary War living history site is listed on the...

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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Great for History Buffs and Nature Lovers

I've been twice to Brattonsville - once for the Battle of Huck's Defeat (re-enactment) and once for the Halloween ghost stories tour. It's a living history museum and very... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed December 16, 2015
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Rock Hill, South Carolina
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Rock Hill, South Carolina
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47 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 16, 2015

I've been twice to Brattonsville - once for the Battle of Huck's Defeat (re-enactment) and once for the Halloween ghost stories tour. It's a living history museum and very enjoyable way to spend the day. The admission is reasonable and everyone working there is totally immersed in their roles which is fascinating as you go from building to building. Paths... More 

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Marblehead, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 6, 2015

Brattonsville was a surprise journey through the Bratton's rise from shelter to log cabin to house /tavern to grand plantation home with outbuildings, cotton fields, slaves and general store / post office. It was road trip very worth while from Fort Mill. It was a concise walk through generations of history (strangely little said about the Civil War). 2 +... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2015 via mobile

We drove down from charlotte to see brattonsville for the first time. We were very impressed ! People were friendly, the self guided tour was interesting. We watched the civil war reenactment. Lots of demonstrations, military camps, a battle with cannons ! A narrative about the war. Lots of fun, no hate , no discrimination.concessions to buy souvenirs . Only... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2015

We stopped here on our way south. it was well worth the stop. The buildings are well restored. It would have been better if all of the buildings were labeled, instead of just a few. The orientation map was helpful, but at time hard to follow. Over all it was well worth the trip, however, would not show the introductory... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2015

Great Educational experience for all ages. See local history unfold over a period of several generations for this colonial family farm/plantation. Bring your kids and plan your visit on a day they have reenactors and outdoor events scheduled.

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Sumter, South Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2015

The site of Hucks Defeat, this property has a lot of revolutionary and pre civil war buildings. It's quite a pleasant stop and staff are very helpful. Be sure to see the introductory movie, too.

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Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2015

This was a nice little stop on our way to Charleston. It is so peaceful and quiet. It really allowed you to experience a pace much slower than the hectic pace of life now. There was a lot of history to take in and it would have been nice with a few additional guides throughout the property to explain things... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2015

A very well maintained historic site with great atmosphere and the re-en actors were informative. Not a great deal of walking as buildings have been moved into a central location on this 6000 acre plantation. Very enjoyable attraction that we were glad to visit. Will take our guests there to see plantation life.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2015

This historical spot is so picturesque and peaceful. We visited during the ag and art tour (at no cost which was lovely!) and thoroughly enjoyed walking the grounds and perusing the structures. There were volunteers in period dress to speak with and ask questions of, and even a few demonstrations. For the little ones there were a few animals and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2015

I love history. The Southeast of course has tons of it to visit. This one happened to be close so we drove out. The original home dates back to the Revolutionary War, and the other Civil War. It's an at your own pace type of tour which is nice. They also do reenactments from time to time in the summer.

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