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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

Learn how people farmed the land, cooked their food and entertained themselves in the 1800s at this 775-acre Revolutionary War living history site. More than 30 historic structures chronicle the Carolina Piedmont from the 1750s-1840s. Historical farming techniques and day-to-day activities are presented by costumed interpreters year-round. Rare heritage breed farm animals are cared for here, just as they were hundreds of years ago. Historic Brattonsville is one of the few sites offering African-American historic interpretation. On the evening of July 11, 1780, a regiment of British and Tory soldiers led by Captain Huck arrived at the Bratton's home in search of Colonel William Bratton. When questioned about her husbands whereabouts, Martha Bratton refused to divulge his location. Meanwhile, the Bratton's faithful slave, Watt, warned Colonel Bratton and his troops. The warning enabled the troops to prepare for and defeat the British in what is known as the Battle of Huck's Defeat (reenacted each July on the original site). A marker has been erected on the grounds in honor of Watt and his wife, Polly, which reads: Sacred to the memory of Watt who died December 1837. During the War he served his master, Col. W. Bratton faithfully and his children with the same fidelity until his death. Also, Polly, his wife who died July 1838. Who served the same family with equal faithfulness. Historic Brattonsville presents numerous programs and re-enactments of revolutionary and plantation life. The confederate cavalry camped at Historic Brattonsville in 1865 as they retreated (or regrouped) in the face of the advancing Union Army. This site was also home of two Confederate surgeons, both Brattons. Special programming includes "By the Sweat of Our Brows" and "Christmas Candlelight Tours". Site also includes eight miles of Walt Schrader Trails. Open Tues-Sat: 10am-5pm and Sun: 1pm-5pm,  except New Years Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.  Admission is charged. Limited handicap accessibility.