Civil War Reenactment

Civil War Reenactment to Take Place at Hightower Hall at Historic Brattonsville


October 27-28, 2012 McConnells, SC - While the American Revolution of 1776-1783 created the United States, the Civil War of 1861-1865 determined what kind of nation we would become. Encounter glimpses of history through interpreters and re-enactors as they portray scenes from the largest and most destructive conflicts in the Western World.


On Saturday, October 27 and Sunday, October 28, the grounds at Hightower Hall at Historic Brattonsville in McConnells, SC will be transformed into a civil war encampment.


Through battle reenactments, cannon-firing demonstrations, camp life activities, cavalry presentations and military drills, relive some of the experiences that ravaged American soil and the lives of the people who lived during the time. Battle reenactments will be at 2:00 pm each day.


Come into contact with ladies and gentlemen dressed in period clothing, observe artillery demonstrations and learn how to become a soldier on both days. At 11:30am on Saturday, witness an 1860’s wedding. On Sunday at 11:00 am, take part in an 1860’s church service. Civil War reproduction items and family-friendly foods will be available for purchase.


All Civil War events will take place at Hightower Hall, 1036 Brattonsville Road, but ticket holders can also visit the historic Colonel William Bratton house and grounds at Historic Brattonsville located at 1444 Brattsonville Road. Costumed interpreters will be available to guide you through the site. Admission is $8 for Adults; $6 for Seniors; $4 Youth ages 4-17; Free for CHM members and children 3 and under. The Civil War Reenactment is sponsored by Ann and Vernon Terry. For more information about the event visit www. chmuseums.org or call 803.684.2327.