Wonderful Wednesdays

June 26 | 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.

The Battle of Huck's Defeat

July 13 & 14 | 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Messy Maestros

Thursdays at 9–11:30 a.m.

Ice Age Hall - Temporarily Closed

Museum of York County’s Ice Age Hall is Temporarily Closed for Repairs.

Welcome to CHM

Culture & Heritage Museums is a family of museums in York County, SC, which includes Historic BrattonsvilleMain Street Children’s MuseumMcCelvey Center, and Museum of York County.

Historic Brattonsville

Historic Brattonsville

Main Street Children's Museum

Main Street Children's Museum

McCelvey Center

McCelvey Center

Museum of York County

Museum of York County

Featured Event

The Battle of Huck's Defeat

 July 13 & 14 | 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Step back in time to the sights and sounds of the American Revolution! Watch the annual Battle of Huck’s Defeat unfold over 240 years later as you see the Carolina Piedmont’s role in the Southern Campaign, the fight for freedom, and how this battle was a crucial victory and turning point in the war!

Enjoy these activities and more!
• 18th Century Cooking
• Blacksmithing
• Children’s Activities: Toys and Games & Rolling Sugar Cartridges
• Cavalry Demonstration (11 a.m.)
• Artillery Demonstration (11:30 a.m.)
Carin Bloom’s presentation: “A Black Loyalist’s Liberty: How Lucy Banbury Took Back Her Freedom.” (Noon)
• Battlefield Tours & Historic Brattonsville Site Tours
(1 p.m. & 3 p.m.)
• Children’s Militia Drill (1:30 p.m. & 3:30 p.m.)
• Battle Reenactments:
– Battle of Huck’s Defeat (July 13 at 2 p.m.)
– Battle of Blackstock’s Plantation (July 14 at 2 p.m.)

Please Note: Brattonsville Road will be closed for visitor safety from 9:30 a.m. –  4:30 p.m. on both days; please follow the posted detour.

Upcoming Events

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June

Citizen Science Photo Contest: Insects

Send us your photos to citizenscience@chmuseums.org for a chance to win! This month’s Citizen Science Photo Contest theme is insects.

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June

A Celebration of the Senses – Traditional Arts You Can Hear

Join us for Living History Saturdays in June. This month we are focusing on the history of traditional skilled arts and their connection to the Carolina Piedmont. This weekend we are looking at traditional arts you can hear.

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June

National Grassland Day

Join us for a special tour of the Piedmont Past Gallery as we explore the animals and people who kept the grasslands of our area thriving. Then, learn about some of the plants and flowers you can add to your porch or garden to bring a piece of the historic prairies home.

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McCelvey Updates

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Colonel William Bratton House

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Homestead House

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News + Press

Decomposers Glow at Museum of York County

Decomposers Glow at Museum of York County

For Immediate Release:April 9, 2024 Contact:Marie CheekCommunity Relations CoordinatorCulture & Heritage Museumswww.chmuseums.org803.909.7312  mcheek@chmuseums.org Discover the fascinating world of the Carolina Piedmont’s woodland ecosystems and agents of...

Children’s Day on the Farm 2024

Children’s Day on the Farm 2024

For Immediate Release: April 2, 2024Contact: Marie Cheek Community Relations CoordinatorCulture & Heritage Museums of York County, S.C.803.909.7312 mcheek@chmuseums.org Come play outside and step back in time -- it’s Children’s Day on the Farm at Historic...

CHM recipient of Americana Corner’s Preservation Grant

CHM recipient of Americana Corner’s Preservation Grant

For Immediate Release:March 19, 2024 Contact: Marie CheekCommunity Relations CoordinatorCulture & Heritage Museumswww.chmuseums.org803.909.7312    mcheek@chmuseums.org Culture & Heritage Museums is a 2024 recipient of Americana Corner’s Preserving America...

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Such a wonderful way to learn history! Everyone who worked and volunteered at Brattonsville was patient, kind, and answered all of the kids’ questions. We look forward to going back soon!

- Sarah

Historic Brattonsville Review

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