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Historic Brattonsville

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Historic Brattonsville boasts one of the largest living history and restoration sites in the southeast which is fairly remarkable. The site is on the National Register of Historic Places and will be recognized as a filming location for “The Patriot”. In total it’s a 775 acre living history site and Revolutionary War battlefield. There are 29 buildings on the premises that give examples of different periods of Piedmont history from the 1750’s through the 1840’s. There are interpreters showing what life was like for African Americans on an ante-bellum plantation. Among other things, they also have a rare breed program which is maintaining rare breeds of farm animals. There are walking, biking, horse-riding trails too.

Historic Brattonsville hosts living history Saturdays from March through November, the theme varies by week. But costumed interpreters portray life from the 18th and 19th centuries highlighting certain aspects of day to day living. In the Christmas season candlelight tours are offered.

The Revolutionary War battle of Huck’s defeat took place at Brattonsville and more information on that battle is available there as well.

They also have an exhibit on remedies of the early 1800s which looks at medical practices of that period.

Did I mention 8 miles of hiking/walking/horseback riding/bicycle trails? Historic Brattonsville is near McConnels in York County, South Carolina.

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