Historic Brattonsville


Before supermarkets, microwaves and iPods, how did Carolinians live? Learn how people farmed the land, cooked their food and entertained themselves in the 1800s at Historic Brattonsville, a 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 breeds of farm animals such as Gulf Coast sheep, Devon cattle and Ossabaw Island hogs 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.

The Walt Schrader Trails, an 8.5 mile network of back country paths, crosses land steeped in local history and geographic diversity.
Annual special events include Children’s Day on the Farm (March), Battle of Huck’s Defeat (July), By the Sweat of Our Brows (September), Piedmont Pottery Festival (September), Civil War Reenactment (October) and Christmas Candlelight Tours (December). Special admission rates apply for these events.

Open Mon-Sat, 10 am-5 pm
Sunday, 1 pm-5 pm
Open year round. Closed New Year’s Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day.
Living History Saturdays year round.
Regular admission: Adult, $6; Senior, $5; Youth ages 4-17, $3; 3 and younger and CHM members, free. Prices and hours subject to change.

“Made us feel like we were right at home.”


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