For Immediate Release:

Sep. 27, 2022


Marie Cheek

Community Relations Coordinator

Culture & Heritage Museums


Harvest on the Homestead

Good old-fashioned fall festivities at Historic Brattonsville every Saturday in October

McCONNELLS, S.C. – Living history programs at Historic Brattonsville highlight the harvest season on the plantation during the 18th and 19th centuries. Every Saturday in October will feature one of these harvest-time activities: corn shelling, wood rail and shingle-splitting, basket weaving, running the cotton gin, natural dying techniques for cotton, food preservation and historical cooking demonstrations with dishes celebrating corn, apples, and pumpkins.

There’s plenty of wide-open space at Historic Brattonsville for families to enjoy fall weather and explore the farm. Light concessions will be available in Historic Brattonsville’s Gift Shop.

WHAT: Harvest on the Homestead at Historic Brattonsville

WHERE: Historic Brattonsville is located at 1444 Brattonsville Rd., McConnells, S.C. 29726

WHEN: Every Saturday in October from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Harvest on the Homestead featured activities:

Oct. 1 – Corn!

Oct. 8 – Wood!

Oct. 15 – Apples!

Oct. 22 – Cotton!

Oct. 29 – Pumpkins!

TICKETS: Purchase Online tickets here . Adults (18-59) $8; Seniors (60+) $7; Youth (4-17) $5;

CHM Members & Children 3 and younger FREE



IMAGES: 1. Pumpkins on the table 2. Bobbing for apples. Images taken by CHM staff at previous Harvest on the Homestead events.   Contact for high resolutions images.

About Historic Brattonsville:

Historic Brattonsville features historic houses and structures built over the course of three generations of the Bratton family and the enslaved community. The plantation spreads over 800 acres and includes farmed land with heritage breed animals, a Revolutionary War battlefield with interpretive trail, and a nature preserve with miles of walking trails. Seasonal events, reenactments, and living history programs interpret what life was like in the Carolina Piedmont during the 18th and 19th century.

Historic Brattonsville is included in The Green Book of South Carolina – a travel guide to significant African American heritage and cultural destinations across the state.

About Culture & Heritage Museums:

Culture & Heritage Museums is a family of museums in York County: Historic Brattonsville in McConnells, the McCelvey Center, which includes the Historical Center, in York, and the Museum of York County and Main Street Children’s Museum in Rock Hill. CHM is a Smithsonian Affiliate and is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums. According to AAM, accreditation is “the ultimate mark of distinction in the museum field” and “signifies excellence and credibility to the entire museum community, to governments and outside agencies and to the museum-going public.”  In South Carolina, there are only twelve museums or museum systems that have achieved this distinction.