Children’s Day on the Farm

Get Outdoors and Revel in Spring – It’s “Children’s Day on the Farm” at Historic Brattonsville

McCONNELLS, SC - Celebrating farm life in the 18th and 19th centuries, “Children’s Day on the Farm” is a fun, annual family event at Historic Brattonsville. Hands-on activities include candle-dipping, blacksmithing, and food preparations in the way of the early settlers of the Carolina Backcountry. Children will enjoy toys and games of long ago. Springtime brings newborn lambs and other farm friends to pet and cuddle. 

Professional storyteller Sharon Cooper-Murray, also known as the Gullah Lady, will be delighting folks of all ages with her South Carolina sea-island tales. Visitors can join the Gullah Lady in the hands-on activity of community rag quilting as she shares the rich traditions of the Gullah culture.

A team of draft horses will be plowing out in the field. Pony and tractor-drawn wagon rides will be available for a small fee.  The 778-acre plantation offers a nature preserve with miles of walking trails, over thirty colonial and antebellum structures, and a Revolutionary War battlefield site and interpretive trail. 

The Friends of Historic Brattonsville will offer food concessions for sale.


Children’s Day on the Farm  

Saturday, March 28 from 10 am – 4 pm

Admission Fees: Adults $8; Seniors $6; Youth 4-17 $3; 3 and under free; CHM members free

Historic Brattonsville is located at 1444 Brattonsville Road, McConnells, SC. For more information, please go to or call 803/684-2327.

The Culture & Heritage Museums (CHM) is a family of museums that includes Historic Brattonsville, the McCelvey Center, the Museum of York County and Main Street Children’s Museum. The CHM's mission is to communicate and preserve the natural and cultural histories of the Carolina Piedmont, inspiring a lifetime of learning.