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Battle of Huck's Defeat

Saturday, July 15, 2017 - 10:00am until 4:00pm

Captain Christian Huck and his Loyalist troops were soundly defeated in the early morning hours of July 12, 1780, in a battle that took place at the home of William Bratton’s neighbor, James Williamson. This victory inspired confidence for backcountry Patriots and began to turn the tide for success in winning Independence from King George. Join with reenactors re-create these battle activities and more during this annual reenactment weekend. Features Battle of Huck's Defeat reenactment (Saturday 2 PM), Battle of Hanging Rock reenactment (Sunday 2 PM), scripted scenarios, period music, camp life and cavalry demonstrations, 18th century church service Sunday morning, food concessions, Period sutlers. Regular Admission: Adults $8; Seniors $7; Youth 4-17 $5; 3 and under free; CHM members admitted free of charge.

 

Location Details:

1444 Brattonsville Rd.
McConnells , SC 29726
Phone:
(803) 684-2327

This site features over thirty colonial and antebellum structures, including two house museums. The plantation spreads over 800-acres and includes farmed land with heritage breed animals, a Revolutionary War battlefield site with interpretive trail, and a nature preserve with miles of walking trails. Seasonal events, reenactments, and living history programs interpret life in the Carolina Backcountry from the 1750s to the 1850s. Award-winning African American programs are an essential part of telling the story of the Carolina Piedmont. Open Tues–Sat: 10 am–5 pm and Sun: 1–5 pm, except New Years Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Admission is charged. Limited handicap accessibility. I-77, exit 82-B.