About

Completed in 1856, Hightower Hall is an Italianate structure on the Historic Brattonsville site. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1982, been home to three families, provided a special place to share Southern hospitality through numerous parties and events, and was displayed as a central figure in the film “The Patriot.”

Historic Brattonsville features more than 30 colonial and antebellum structures. Covering nearly 800 acres, the living history site includes farmed land with heritage breed animals, a Revolutionary War battlefield site with interpretive trail, and a nature preserve with seven miles of walking trails. Seasonal events, reenactments, and living history programs interpret the stories of those who lived in the Carolina Backcountry from the 1750’s to the 1850’s.

Overseeing multiple sites in York County, South Carolina, the Culture & Heritage Museums include Historic Brattonsville, Main Street Children’s Museum, Museum of York County, and McCelvey Center. With the mission “to communicate and preserve the natural and cultural histories of the Carolina Piedmont, inspiring a lifetime of learning”, Culture & Heritage Museums sites are open Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sundays from 1 to 5 p.m. Members gain free admission to all sites. Join as a member here. For more information, feel free to email us at connect@chmuseums.org or give us a call at 803-329-2121.

Culture & Heritage Museums are accredited by the American Alliance of Museums and is a Smithsonian Affiliate.