Historic Brattonsville presents the history of the Scots-Irish or Ulster-Scots in the South Carolina upcountry largely through preserving and interpreting the story of the Bratton family. 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 South Carolina Piedmont.
We our visiting from Phoenix with family from England and we all enjoyed our day trip to Brattonsville so much. Really great family outing. The homes are so amazing, the history is wonderful and also includes history from The Patriot movie, the grounds are absolutely beautiful and well tended additionally. The actors all did such a fantastic job too and were full of information. We were really impressed. I've seen history reenactments before, but never any as good as what we saw are Brattonsville today. It really felt as if they had lived it. They were great at being living history. We had a wonderful picnic in the picnic area and the souvenir shop had really great prices on such cool pieces to my surprise. Can't wait to come back here during the fall. Make sure you go to the bathroom before venturing out and make sure to bring snacks, drinks, and a picnic. It can get hot during the day with lots of walking so make sure you stay hydrated, but the picnic area is in the shade which was nice and cool.
Brattonsville used to be one of my favorite places to visit. I would visit at least once a month to just relax and get a brief reprieve from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. You get a sense of stepping back in time. It's refreshing to get a glimpse of how life was before technology and innovation completely took over. Time seemed to slow down and I really got the chance to soak in the peaceful atmosphere of a much simpler time.
Fun place. There was a battle reenactment on the day we arrived. Quite a few old buildings to visit. About 3 hours to see it all if you take your time.
Great little gem in the middle of nowhere. Everyone is really nice and there is shade on hot days. I took my two year old there and it was fun to walk around. Pretty stroller friendly (no paved but decent dirt trails).
I love visiting Brattonsville and feeling like I'm truly back in time. It's been wonderfully maintained. Children's day at the farm and the candlelight tour are my favorite times to visit!