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Historic Brattonsville, McConnells

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4.6/5 based on 70+ reviews on the web
The Brattonsville Historic District is a historic district and unincorporated community in York County, South Carolina. It includes three homes built between 1776 and 1855 by the Brattons, a prominent family of York County. It was named to the National Register of Historic Places in 1971.Contributing propertiesThe Revolutionary House, built in 1776 by Colonel William Bratton, was originally a one-room log house with a small porch. Later additions were added to the original structure, and clapboard siding was placed over the original logs.The Homestead, Brattonsville's second house built about 1830 as the home of Dr. John S. Bratton, was significant as the center of an 8500-acre agricultural complex. This 12-room, 2⅛-story antebellum mansion is an example of Greek Revival residential architecture. The interior features Adam mantels, exquisite dadoes, and a carved staircase.The Brick House, built in 1855, has a two-story brick façade with end chimneys, a two-tiered portico, stucco-over-brick columns, and a two-story wooden wing at back; it was originally a private boarding school for girls.The district was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on August 19, 1971. In 1997, the district's boundary was increased to comprise 6760 acres, 24 buildings, 12 structures, and 1 object.Historic BrattonsvilleHistoric Brattonsville is the 775acre portion of the Brattonsville Historic District that is owned by the York County Culture and Heritage Commission and Dr. Rufus Bratton, and operates as an open-air museum. Buildings include Hightower Hall, The Homestead and the McConnell House (moved to the site in 1983).
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  • Interesting place and a whole lot of walking. No one works on Sunday who can talk about the plantation and no one in period dress. It was a self-guided tour of the planation and buildings. 
  • Saw the Civil War Reenactment as well as attending the Christmas lights walk. Wonderful story tellers, interesting history, and a fun way to make new friends! 
  • Brattonsville is not somewhere you are likely to stumble upon unless you're really looking hard to find your way there, but with that in mind, if you like to check out historic places, it could be wor...  read more »
  • SUNDAY HOURS 1pm - 5pm - NOT 10am to 5pm as Google shows. I have submitted an edit to update with Google. Very unfortunate that I got there with the family yesterday at 11 to find that out. I have been previously, and really enjoyed my visit. Went with a friend visiting from California and my oldest Son. A beautiful location and well maintained. Great history and informative staff.
  • Great experience for the family. The staff is friendly & informative. They speak about the truth including the hard facts of slavery & difficulties of the emerging country.
  • I'm doing a wax figure project of Martha Bratton. She was very brave. Makes me wanna go here..
  • Great historical tour! Informative staff who made our visit a real leaning opportunity!
  • Enjoyed seeing the area, the late 1700 and early 1800 buildings, and significant site of an early victory for the Patriots.
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