Spirits & Stories ~ Oct. 20, 2018


Marie Cheek, Community Relations for Culture and Heritage Museums of York County, S.C.

803.818.6767 mcheek@chmuseums.org

“Spirits & Stories: Brattonsville by Twilight” Harvest-time festivities by day, ghost stories by night

MCCONNELLS, S.C. – Historic Brattonsville will be bustling with fall festivities and old fashion fun for all ages by day during “Spirits & Stories: Brattonsville by Twilight.” Come nightfall, get ready for ghost stories from the old plantation’s past.

York County’s historic plantation opens to the public at 3 p.m. on Sat. Oct. 20. Before the sun sets, explore the living history farm and enjoy harvest-time activities including bobbing for apples, scavenger hunts, and corn grinding. Play outdoor games of pumpkin rolling, ring tossing, relay and sack races.

There’s a century of stories about the folks who lived in Brattonsville long ago whose spirits may still linger about. Period-dressed interpreters will be telling ghost stories at various locations throughout the site. Kid-friendly ghost stories will be told from 5-7 p.m. The stories become a bit scarier from 7-9 p.m.; parental discretion is advised.

Throughout the event, find living-history interpreters preparing for harvest, hammering in the blacksmith forge, fixing unusual historical foods in the kitchen, and guiding tours of the Revolutionary War battlefield. Fiddle music by Nash & Zach, crackling camp fires and marshmallows toasting set a festive tone. Donuts and cider will be available for purchase.

It is recommended that younger children attend earlier in the day from 3-7 p.m.

“Spirits & Stories” is Sat., Oct. 20, 2018 from 3-9 p.m.

Please note that the site will not be open before 3 p.m.

Admission: Adults - $8; Seniors - $7; Youth - $5; CHM members & ages 3 and younger – free.

Historic Brattonsville is located at 1444 Brattonsville Road in McConnells, S.C.

Brattonsville Road will be closed; look for detour signs.

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 with interpretive trail, and a nature preserve with miles of walking trails. Seasonal events, reenactments, and living history programs interpret life in the Carolina Backcountry from the 1750s to the 1850s. Learn more at http://chmuseums.org/brattonsville/