2012 Christmas Candlelight Tours at Historic Brattonsville

The Popular Historic Brattonsville’s Christmas Candlelight Tours

Return on Saturdays, December 8th and 15th from 3:00 until 9:00 pm

McConnells, SC - Walk the candlelit paths of Historic Brattonsville and experience a Southern-style Christmas in the Carolina backcountry on Saturdays, December 8 and 15 from 3:00 pm until 9:00 pm.

Costumed interpreters tell the stories of people who lived here long ago. Meet the new settlers, plantation owners and enslaved African Americans as they bring to life the holiday seasons of the 18th and 19th centuries. The Historic Brattonsville Gift Shop will feature period-style items for sale.  Hot drinks, seasonal foods, and baked goods will be available for purchase. 

Attendees can participate in candle dipping and paper ornament making activities from 3:00 until 6:00 pm.  Dramatic readings and classical Christmas Songs will be featured from 6:00 until 9:00 pm.  Santa Claus will be available to listen to last minute Christmas present requests throughout the evening.

Christmas Candlelight Tours will feature five interpretive venues across the site. The venues will be divided into two time periods, 1781 and 1851. Each scene will be centered around getting ready for Christmas and setting for up a holiday party. The running theme will be on the joy and excitement of the holiday as well as examining where most of the holiday’s traditions originated and how they came to be enjoyed by the people living in the Carolina Piedmont.  Tours will start in the Homestead (1851) and move backwards in time ending with the Tavern Party celebrating the defeat of Lord Cornwallis at Yorktown (1781).

Historic Brattonsville is located at 1444 Brattonsville Road, McConnells, SC.  For more information about the event visit www. chmuseums.org or call  803.684.2327. 

Admission: Adult $10; Senior $8; Youth 4-17 $5; 3 and under & CHM members Free

Please note:  Historic Brattonsville will be closed the day of the events until 3:00pm.