Celebrate Independence Day at Historic Brattonsville | Arts & Culture
Freedom will ring and thunder will boom as the 34th South Carolina Militia executes firing demonstrations and drills on Wednesday, July 4 from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. at Historic Brattonsville.
An historic look at Independence Day will excite and inform visitors.
Patriotic observers can watch and participate in period music, listen as interpreters read the Declaration of Independence, and watch 1840’s cooking demonstrations.
Family friendly games, including the “Game of Graces” using a wooden hoop and dowel rods and a “Game of Rounders,” a bat and ball game similar to baseball but with decidedly different rules and play will engage visitors.
As part of the Culture & Heirtage Museums’ participation in the National Blue Star Museums program, military personnel and their families will be admitted free to the site. Guests to the Homestead House will be greeted by WWII veterans. For other visitors to the site, regular admission fees apply.
CHM members admitted free.
For an additional $2 charge, visitors can tour Hightower Hall. Renovated in 2009 as a venue for public and corporate rentals, this elegant Italianate style home is on the National Register of Historic Places. Hightower Hall was the home of John Simpson Bratton Jr. and his wife Harriet Rainey Bratton. Preservationists maintained its unique architectural identity and 19th century vintage charm while equipping the venue with 21st century amenities.
The Museum of York County, the McCelvey Center and Main Street Children’s Museum will be closed on Wednesday, July 4, 2012.
For more information on July 4th activities at Historic Brattonsville, call 803.684.2327 or visit www.chmuseums.org
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