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Living History Saturdays

Saturday, June 27, 2015 - 10:00am until 4:00pm

Step back in time as costumed interpreters bring to life the 18th and 19th centuries. Witness life in the Carolina backcountry through activities such as farming, chores, open hearth-cooking, flax, processing, and weaving.  6/Adults, $5/Seniors, $3/Youths ages 4-17, children age 3 and under/free. (803) 684-2327.

Location Details:

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

Historic Brattonsville 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. Historic Brattonsville’s African American programs are an essential part of telling the story of the Carolina Piedmont. Records show that in 1843 the Bratton plantation was home to 139 enslaved individuals. One hundred sixty-three years later, their descendants came together to record their ancestors’ legacies and share their stories. The South Carolina African American Heritage Commission awarded Brattonsville’s “By the Sweat of Our Brows” as a project that significantly and dramatically influences in a permanent way the preservation and interpretation of African American history and culture in SC. Open Tues-Sat: 10am-5pm and Sun: 1pm-5pm, except New Year’s Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.  Admission is charged. Limited handicap accessibility.