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Explore revolutionary war site

Historic Brattonsville

1444 Brattonsville Road, McConnells, S.C. 803-329-2121.

Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Saturday; 1-5 p.m. Sunday.

Activities: History comes alive when guests visit Historic Brattonsville, a 775-acre Revolutionary War site. Guests can walk the grounds and explore the Bratton Plantation, which has been owned and lived on by three generations of the Bratton family. There are living history presentations given on Saturdays year-round. While on the grounds, visitors can take self-guided walking tours and witness costumed interpreters demonstrating historical techniques of cooking, gardening, farming and woodworking. Some of the buildings were used for filming the movie "The Patriot" in 2000.

Cost: Adults, $6; seniors, $5; ages 4-17, $3; ages 3 and younger and Cultural and Heritage Museum members are free.

Target audience: All ages.

Directions from uptown: I-77 S. toward Columbia. Keep left at the fork to continue toward I-77 S/U.S.-21 S. and merge onto I-77 S/U.S.-21 S. Continue to follow I-77 S., entering South Carolina. Take exit 82A-82B to merge onto U.S.-21 S./Cherry Road toward Rock Hill. Continue to follow Cherry Road. Continue onto S.C. 322 W./McConnells Highway. Turn left at Brattonsville Road/State Road S.-46-165/State Route 165.

Distance from Charlotte: About 50 minutes.