Historic Brattonsville

Experience living history at this 800-acre historic site. Explore the struggle for liberty in America.

Historic Brattonsville presents the history of the Scots-Irish and African-Americans in the South Carolina upcountry through preserving and interpreting the buildings and stories of the Brattonsville community. Featuring more than 30 historic structures from the 1760s to the late-19th century, the site provides visitors with an opportunity to see the evolution of Southern culture and architecture in the Carolina Piedmont. 

While three of the Bratton family houses are closed for preservation, learn how people farmed the land, cooked their food, and entertained themselves in the 18th and 19th centuries. These historical activities and others are presented by costumed interpreters year-round.  

Visitors can also delve into the struggle for liberty by walking the Revolutionary War battlefield of Huck’s Defeat and watching a video documentary that brings to life the events of July 1780.