Independence Day at Historic Brattonsville

Fourth of July living history event

McCONNELLS, SC ā€“ Go back in time to celebrate the Fourth of July at ā€œCelebrating American Independence,ā€ 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, July 4, at Historic Brattonsville. Site closes at 5 p.m.

July 4 may have been the most celebrated day in 19th century America. Visit the home of Dr. J.S. Bratton for historic readings, militia muster, firearms and cooking demonstrations and hear stories from slaves who were denied their own independence.

Todd Harrington, wet-plate collodion photographer, will demonstrate early photography, staging images to capture the celebration. Meet veterans of World War II, dressed in period clothing to represent veterans of the Revolutionary War. Slip on your dancing shoes and learn a 19th century country dance to fiddle tunes.

The Friends of Historic Brattonsville will sell hot dogs, barbecue, drinks and baked goods.

FREE with general admission: $6 adult; $5 senior; $3 youth ages 4-17. Children 3 and younger and CHM members, free.

Celebrating American Independence
10 a.m.- 4 p.m. Saturday, July 4
Historic Brattonsville
1444 Brattonsville Road, McConnells, SC

The Culture & Heritage Museums are managed by the York County Culture and Heritage Commission (CHC), chartered in 1997 by the York County, South Carolina, Council. The Culture and Heritage Foundation supports the CHC, its museums and the future museum being developed on the Catawba River at I-77.