For Immediate Release: April 2, 2024
Contact: Marie Cheek 
Community Relations Coordinator
Culture & Heritage Museums of York County, S.C.

Come play outside and step back in time — it’s Children’s Day on the Farm at Historic Brattonsville

McCONNELLS, S.C. – Celebrate springtime at Historic Brattonsville’s Children’s Day on the Farm. A long-time family favorite, this annual event highlights how children lived, worked, and played in the 18th and 19th centuries. Farm life and trades are explored through ongoing make-and-take activities such as candle-dipping, writing with quill pens, woodworking, carding and spinning. Hands-on demonstrations include historic hearth cooking and butter-churning. See the barnyard animals, watch the blacksmiths at the forge, participate in a scavenger hunt, and play with historic toys and games.

Children’s Day on the Farm will be held in two sessions. The 1st session from 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. and the 2nd session from 1 – 4 p.m. with Brattonsville site guided tours at 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.  Light concessions available through the Historic Brattonsville Gift Shop.

WHAT: Children’s Day on the Farm

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

Note: Brattonsville Road will be closed from 8:30 – 4:30; please follow the DETOUR.

WHEN: Saturday, April 20. Timed-Ticket Options: 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 or 1 – 4 p.m.

Preregistration is strongly encouraged. Limited walk-ups available, first come – first served. Tickets available for presale on Monday, April 1 — Children’s Day on the Farm tickets, detour details & other information here



IMAGE: a young, historically dressed volunteer tends to one of the baby lambs during a previous Children’s Day on the Farm event at Historic Brattonsville. For high resolution image, contact

About Historic Brattonsville:

Historic Brattonsville is a living history site that presents the agricultural and social history of the Carolina Piedmont from the times of the American Revolution through the Reconstruction Era.  The site features over 30 historic structures, including family houses, that provide the setting for the story of the Brattons and the people enslaved there.  The site spreads over 800-acres and comprises 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 life in the 18th and 19th centuries. Historic Brattonsville is included in The Green Book of South Carolina – a travel guide to African American cultural sites.