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Children's Day on the Farm

Saturday, March 25, 2017 - 10:00am until 4:00pm

This annual family event focuses on farm life in the 18th and 19th centuries, and is a historic learning opportunity that offers a wide variety of hands-on activities demonstrating the work and play of our Carolina Piedmont ancestors. Children of all ages can help with candle-dipping, blacksmithing, cooking and much, much more. There will be newborn lambs, horses, cows and other farm animals to see on this working plantation. Pony and wagon rides will be available for a small additional fee. Visitors can also help with the plowing as we use draft horses to prepare the ground for spring planting. After helping with the farm chores, settle in and enjoy some age-old stories of the Grimms Brothers. The Bright Star Touring Theatre will perform "Happily Ever After" and "Upcycled Cinderella", getting the audience involved in the action. Food concessions will be available for sale, so plan on spending the day with us. Admission Fees: Adults $10; Seniors $8; Youth 4-17 $6; 3 and under free; CHM members free.

Location Details:

1444 Brattonsville Rd.
McConnells , SC 29726
(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.