Candlelight Tours at Historic Brattonsville 2015


November 19, 2015


Marie Cheek

Community Relations Coordinator

Culture & Heritage Museums



Slow down and savor the holidays in traditional Carolina Backcountry style during Christmas Candlelight Tours at Historic Brattonsville

MCCONNELLS , SC - Christmas Candlelight Tours highlight the origins of the Carolina Piedmont’s Christmas traditions. Interpreters dressed in period clothing guide visitors on candlelit tours of Historic Brattonsville’s antebellum estate and portray how the early settlers, plantation owners and enslaved African Americans celebrated the midwinter holidays.  Christmas Candlelight Tours feature family friendly hands-on activities throughout the day along with live music around a campfire. The 800-acre living history plantation is one of Father Christmas’ favorite stops.  Historic Brattonsville's Gift Shop features period-style holiday items and locally made artwork and goods. Warm beverages, seasonal foods, and baked goods will be provided by the Friends of Brattonsville and available for purchase.

Christmas Candlelight Tours:  Saturday, Dec. 5 & Saturday, Dec. 12 from 3 - 9 p.m.

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Special Information: Historic Brattonsville will be closed the day of the events until 3:00pm. Brattonsville Road will be closed from 2:30 pm to 9:00 pm - Please look for and follow detour signs.

Historic Brattonsville is located at 1444 Brattonsville Road in McConnells, SC. call 803/684-2327

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


About Historic Brattonsville:

Historic Brattonsville features over thirty colonial and antebellum structures, including two house museums. The plantation spreads over 800-acres and includes farmed land with heritage breed animals, a Revolutionary War battlefield site, and a nature preserve with miles of walking trails. Seasonal events, reenactments, and living history programs interpret Southern rural life from the 1750s to the 1850s.

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