For Immediate Release:

Sep. 26, 2023
Marie Cheek
Community Relations Coordinator
Culture & Heritage Museums

Celebrate the Carolina Piedmont’s agricultural heritage with fall festivities during “Harvest on the Homestead” every Saturday in October at Historic Brattonsville

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 harvest-time activities such as corn shelling, running the cotton gin, natural dying techniques for cotton, and historical food preservation. Historical cooking demonstrations prepare recipes for dishes featuring corn, apples, and pumpkins. There’s plenty of wide-open space at Historic Brattonsville for families to enjoy fall festivities, visit the barnyard animals 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. 7– Corn!

Oct. 14 – Apples!

Oct. 21–Cotton!

Oct.28 – Pumpkins & Spice!

TICKETS: Adults (18-59) $8; Seniors (60+) $7; Youth (4-17) $5;

CHM Members & Children 3 and younger FREE



As a participant in Museums for All, Historic Brattonsville, as well as all CHM sites, provides reduced admission for low-income families. Visit for more information or call Visitors Services – 803.684.2327

Culture & Heritage Museums sites are now KultureCity® Certified and Sensory InclusiveTM

Want to support Culture & Heritage Museums? Consider becoming a Culture & Heritage Museums member or give the gift of membership. CHM members enjoy an entire year of exclusive benefits and free general admission to all CHM sites, which includes Historic Brattonsville, Museum of York County, and Main Street Children’s Museum. Learn more about membership benefits and apply online at CHM membership.

IMAGES: 1. Historical interpreters prepare apples for culinary delights during a previous Harvest on the Homestead at Historic Brattonsville. 2. Historical interpreters shell corn during a previous Harvest on the Homestead at Historic Brattonsville. Images taken by CHM staff at previous Harvest on the Homestead events.   Contact for high resolutions images.

About Historic Brattonsville:

Historic Brattonsville features over 30 colonial and antebellum structures, including three house museums. The plantation spreads over 800-acres and includes farmed land with heritage breed animals, a Revolutionary War battlefield, and a nature preserve with miles of walking trails. Seasonal events, reenactments, and living history programs interpret Southern rural life in 1780, 1855, and 1871. The new award-winning exhibit in the recently restored Brick House tells the story of the Brattonsville community during the Reconstruction Era.

Historic Brattonsville is included in “The Green Book of South Carolina” – a travel guide to African American cultural sites.

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.