Children's Day on the Farm is March 24

For Immediate Release: Mar. 12, 2018

Contact: Marie Cheek

Community Relations Coordinator, Culture & Heritage Museums 803.818.6767

Get immersed in the agricultural heritage of the Carolina Piedmont during Historic Brattonsville’s “Children’s Day on the Farm”

McCONNELLS, S.C. - It’s time to plow the fields of the 800 acre living history plantation. The heritage breed animals need tending to; the Gulf Coast Native sheep have newborn lambs! “Children’s Day on the Farm” is an annual family event at Historic Brattonsville that focuses on farm life in the Carolina Piedmont during the 18th and 19th centuries.

The historical work and play of children are highlighted with a variety of hands-on activities: candle-dipping, butter churning, toys, games and dressing up in period-style clothing. Ongoing demonstrations feature traditional textile arts from the cotton gin to indigo dyeing, historical cooking on open hearths, and blacksmithing in the forge.

Pony rides will be available for a $5 fee.

Special performances by Signora Bella, an 18th century-style equilibrist, at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. & 3 p.m.

Food concessions for purchase by the Friends of Historic Brattonsville. Picnic baskets are welcome.

“Childrens Day on the Farm” is March 24, 2018 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Historic Brattonsville is located at 1444 Brattonsville Road, McConnells, S.C. 29726. The road will be closed; please follow signs for detour. For site info call 803.684.2327 or go to

Admission fees: Adults $10, Seniors $8, Youth 4-7 $6; free for CHM members and ages 3 and under.

IMAGES: Springtime brings newborn lambs! Historic Brattonsville’s Junior Docents lovingly care for the farm animals. Images taken by staff during last year’s “Children’s Day on the Farm.” For high resolution images, contact Marie Cheek.

About Historic Brattonsville: Historic Brattonsville features over thirty colonial and antebellum structures, including two house museums. The plantation spreads over eight hundred 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 Carolina backcountry life from the 1760s to the late 19th century. Historic Brattonsville is part of Culture and Heritage Museums of York County, SC. The mission of Culture and Heritage Museums is to communicate and preserve the natural and cultural histories of the Carolina Piedmont.