FAQ

Below are some of the most commonly asked questions about Historic Brattonsville. If your question is not answered feel free to contact us at 803.684.2327 or use our online contact form.


Q. What hours is Historic Brattonsville open?

A. Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday 1-5 p.m.

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Q. What are admission prices?

A. Regular admission is $6 for adults, $5 for seniors, $4 for youth ages 4-17. CHM members and children 3 and younger are admitted free.

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Q. How long should I expect to spend/what type of experience will I have at Historic Brattonsville?

A. Most visitors spend about 1 1/2 hours touring the site. More than 30 historic buildings are accessible via footpaths; this is a walking tour through living history.

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Q. Are there interpreters on-site all the time?

A. The self-guided walking tour at Historic Brattonsville is often complemented by the presence of costumed interpreters demonstrating historical skills such as cooking, farming, gardening and woodworking and every Saturday features Living History with a variety of changing activities.

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Q. Are pets allowed at Historic Brattonsville?

A. No pets are allowed.

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Q. What type of bathroom facilities are available?

A. Historic Brattonsville has clean and handicap-accessible bathrooms.

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Q. Is Historic Brattonsville handicap-accessible?

A. Most of the experiences at Historic Brattonsville are reached via footpaths which should be accessible to most. Three of the historic buildings are handicap-accessible.

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Q. Do you sell concessions?

A. Food is not sold during regular business days at Historic Brattonsville, but food is often available during special events. Visitors may bring a picnic lunch to enjoy in the picnic area. The nearest dining is about 10 miles away, so plan to eat before you attend, or treat yourself after your visit. Local arts and crafts, reproduction toys and gift items are available at our Gift Shop.

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Q. Is there a charge for parking at Historic Brattonsville?

A. Historic Brattonsville has plentiful free parking. Special event parking is occasionally in grass fields, with workers directing traffic.

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Q. How can I learn about area dining and lodging?

A. Visit the York County Convention and Visitors’ Bureau website, www.visityorkcounty.com

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Q. Is Historic Brattonsville a national or state park?

A. No. Historic Brattonsville is part of the Culture & Heritage Museums, a linked system of cultural sites in York County, SC, and owned by the county. It is operated by the Culture and Heritage Commission and partially funded by York County, the Culture and Heritage Foundation and private donations.

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Q. Are there protected or endangered plant species at Historic Brattonsville?

A. A 10-acre conservation easement was established in 2000 at Historic Brattonsville to serve as safe haven for transplanted populations of the federally endangered Schweinitz’s sunflower (Helianthus schweinitzii). The easement is set on prairie-oldfield habitat north of the 1840 Academy and pond, and although nature trails take visitors around the perimeter of the prairie, the actual easement and sunflower populations are not intended for public access, in order to protect the plants. We feel it is important to establish viable populations of Schweinitz’s sunflower and its endangered cousin, the Georgia aster, and ask for public understanding for the conservation needs of these delicate and important plant species.

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Q. Are visitors allowed on site after it closes?

A. Visitors are not allowed on site after hours.

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Q. Wasn’t there a movie filmed at Historic Brattonsville?

A. Several buildings at Historic Brattonsville were used in filming the Revolutionary War epic “The Patriot” in 2000. The movie was nominated for three Academy Awards.

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Q. Is Historic Brattonsville available for parties?

A. Hightower Hall, an 1856 Italian Villa, is available for rental.

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Q. May I take pictures or video at Historic Brattonsville?

A. Guests are welcome to take pictures or video for personal use. Professionals must have prior approval and pay a fee for use. * Image use other than for one-time educational use requires permission from the Culture & Heritage Museums. All images and graphics are under copyright unless otherwise noted.

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