A 775 acre "living museum" Historic Brattonsville offers a unique insight into the realities of life from Revolutionary times through the 19th Century for people living in North Carolina. Recreations and original historic structures stand around the site while costumed interpreters lead interactive tours and give further information about the history of the site. The site is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is a popular tourist destination for those visiting North Carolina.
Things to Do
- There is a permanent exhibition in the Homestead Wing of the site which covers medical practices throughout the 18th and 19th centuries.
- On certain days interactive tours are organized with costumed interpreters during which you can have the opportunity to help them pick cotton and take it through the whole process needed to end up with wearable garments using only the techniques and machines used in the 1800s.
- There is also a yearly re-enactment of the Battle of Huck's Defeat.
- If you are a nature lover there is plenty to enjoy at Historic Brattonsville too. You can take a walk along the Walt Schrader Trails which stretch for around 8.5 miles through the 778 acre natural area surrounding the site. Along these trails are historical sites dating back to the 1700s along with a diverse area of plant and wildlife.
Historic Brattonsville Insider Tips
- Historic Brattonsville is closed on Mondays and opens at a later time of 1 pm on Sundays.
- Children under the age of 3 can enter for free. There is a discount for seniors and for youths up to 18 years old.