Historic Brattonsville

Over 30 historic colonial and antebellum structures make up Historic Brattonsville. The plantation spreads over 800 acres and includes farmed land with heritage livestock, a Revolutionary War battlefield site with interpretive trail, and a nature preserve. Visitors can explore the 1760s William Bratton House and 1800s McConnell house, with artifacts and period furnishings; a replica slave dwelling; an early 18th-century settler’s cabin; and much more. Seasonal events, reenactments, and living history demonstrations present life in the Backcountry as it was from the 1750s-1850s, with agriculture, cooking, visual arts, storytelling, and music.
 
Contact Info 
Address: 1444 Brattonsville Road, McConnells, SC 29726. York County. Tel: 803-981-9182. Email: scheduler@chmuseums.org. Website: www.chmuseums.org/brattonsville. Hrs: Tues.-Sat. 10AM-5PM, Sun. 1PM-5PM.
 
Trip Info 
Grade Level: All grades. Activity Type: Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours. Recomm. Length of Visit: 1-4 hours. Cost: Fee.
 
SUPPORTS CLASSROOM LEARNING IN: Social Studies.
SUPPORTS SCOUT BADGES IN: Social Studies. 

Lesson Plan To Enrich This Class Trip

Living History Lesson Plan

Two hundred thousand Civil War soldiers were boys no older than 16, and an estimated 300 women were brave enough to disguise themselves as men and fight in the war. The average soldier weighed only 145 pounds due to poor diet, long marches, disease, and tough living, and earned about $15 per month more. ... Continue