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Historic Brattonsville

1444 Brattonsville Rd, McConnells, SC 29726-8768
+1 803-684-2327
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Incredible Well Kept Historic Site

I recently was able to tour Historic Brattonsville and I was incredibly impressed. I stood in one... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Michelle C
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Jacksonville, Florida
Good place to go

Come with time, bring your camera. the ladies in the houses are very kind. the people preparing the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
carl0sking
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Experience living history, including the African American story, at our 775-acre Revolutionary War site. Explore the Bratton Plantation, owned and lived on by three Bratton generations. Historic Brattonsville presents the history of the Scots-Irish and African-Americans in the South Carolina upcountry largely through preserving and interpreting the story of the Bratton community. With 30 historic structures from the 1760s to the late 19th century, we provide visitors with an opportunity to see the evolution of Southern culture and architecture in the Carolina Piedmont. Learn how people farmed the land, cooked their food and entertained themselves in the 18th and 19th centuries at this 778-acre living history museum. Historical farming techniques and day-to-day activities are presented by costumed interpreters year-round. Come explore the Huck’s Defeat Battlefield Trail and video documentary that bring to life one of the most important Revolutionary War battles in the Carolinas.
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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1444 Brattonsville Rd, McConnells, SC 29726-8768
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I recently was able to tour Historic Brattonsville and I was incredibly impressed. I stood in one of the beautifully preserved homes dating from the 1700's. You can tell that much love and time has been put into the homes here. I was so impressed...More

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Windy C, Social Media Manager at Historic Brattonsville, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Michelle, Thank you for taking the time to write a review of our site. Thankfully, our community and our organization have been able to preserve Historic Brattonsville, which stands as a testament to the pioneering spirit and industry of the Bratton family, and to the...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Come with time, bring your camera. the ladies in the houses are very kind. the people preparing the pork in the fields aren't very friendly and only talk to white people.....sounds racist but its true. they need to understand foreigners come to visit their location...More

Thank carl0sking
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Windy C, Volunteer Resource Manager at Historic Brattonsville, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We are sorry that your visit was not up to our standards. Please contact Kevin Lynch, Historic Brattonsville’s Museum Manager, at 803-684-2327 to discuss your experience. We appreciate your feedback.

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Reviewed 31 December 2017 via mobile

We are history lovers for sure, so having this place open to the public is something we cherish. This is a great place to go back in time and see what it was really like. The structures are just like they were hundreds of years...More

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Reviewed 21 December 2017

LOVE this place. I go all the time to wander the historic buildings and just enjoy the peace of nature. Until this year they held an annual Civil War re-creation. Unfortunately, due to concerns of possible conflicts with those who chose to ignore that part...More

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Reviewed 7 October 2017

With buildings from two different centuries and eras, there is a lot of history on this site. We like being able to wander at will, and there's plenty of room for kids to run around on the grass. The movie is very helpful.

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Reviewed 23 August 2017

This site offers a lot of historic buildings to tour and an historic battleground. We walked the relatively easy 1/2 mile trail to the Revolutionary War battleground site which has historic markers and a representative structure of the original home at the site. The other...More

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Windy C, Volunteer Resource Manager at Historic Brattonsville, responded to this reviewResponded 24 August 2017

Hey Ken, Thanks for taking the time to write a nice review. We are glad that you enjoyed our site. Come join us at one of our monthly events and meet even more costumed interpreters. At "By the Sweat of Our Brows" you can meet...More

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Reviewed 1 August 2017

We arrived in late morning on one of the hottest days of the year. Luckily, there was a bit of a breeze. Although there are a number of trees on the grounds, the area isn't exactly shady. We were there on a weekday, so there...More

Thank Michael A
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Windy C, Volunteer Resource Manager at Historic Brattonsville, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2017

Hi Michael, Thank you for the nice review. Hopefully, you can come back for one our events in the fall or winter when it is cooler. We are glad that you enjoyed your visit, despite the warm weather.

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Reviewed 27 July 2017 via mobile

We are here from Texas for the UCI USA BMX WORLD'S. Had a day off from racing and came across this place. The people there were so nice and full of information. Kids even learned something while there.More

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Windy C, Volunteer Resource Manager at Historic Brattonsville, responded to this reviewResponded 31 July 2017

Welcome to South Carolina! We hope that you did well in the BMX World's. It was exciting to hold the races in our community. We appreciate you taking the time to review our site. We're glad that you were able to visit Historic Brattonsville on...More

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Reviewed 17 July 2017

This is one of those rare living history museums that does everything right. The sprawling farm where a little known but extremely important battle of the Revolution took place is extraordinarily well-restored. The costumed participants, re-enactors, and un-costumed staff were all well informed and as...More

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Windy C, Volunteer Resource Manager at Historic Brattonsville, responded to this reviewResponded 17 July 2017

Patricia, Thank you very much for taking the time to write such a lovely review. Please follow us on Facebook to learn about our upcoming events and to share photos of your visits with us.

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Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

This is a great place to go back in time and see what it was really like. The structures are just like they were hundreds of years ago but the best part is the enterpertures that work there and dress the part. I love going...More

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Windy C, Volunteer Resource Manager at Historic Brattonsville, responded to this reviewResponded 17 July 2017

Thanks for taking the time to post a review. We appreciate our guests who share information about Historic Brattonsville. Many of our interpreters are volunteers who enjoy sharing their love of history with our guests.

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