Skip to site content
group travel leader select traveler small market meetings

GOF Conference’s sightseeing tours announced

ROCK HILL, S.C. – Faith-based travel planners can choose from Revolutionary War history, Billy Graham inspiration and an Old Town walking tour for their sightseeing afternoon at the 2012 Going On Faith Conference. The August 21-23 conference in Rock Hill, S.C., has chosen three options for sightseeing that show off different aspects of the Rock Hill area.

The tour of Historic Brattonsville reveals a preserved plantation from the Revolutionary War period. Used in the filming of “The Patriot,” the site features costumed interpreters depicting the daily activities of the people who lived on the property in the 1750s through the 1840s. The battle of Williamson’s Plantation, called “Huck’s Defeat,” occurred in Brattonsville when a group of Patriots led by Colonel William Bratton surrounded a group of 100 Britain loyalists.

The second tour option will visit the Billy Graham Library in Charlotte, N.C. Twenty landscaped acres surround the Christian site’s Graham Family Homeplace, Ruth’s Attic Bookstore and Memorial Prayer Garden. The Billy Graham Library’s main museum sits inside a barn structure with a striking cross as an entryway.

“Our third option for faith-based planners to enjoy is our Historic Walking Tour,” said Rebekah Ardis, meeting and convention sales manager for the Rock Hill/York County Convention and Visitors Bureau. “In a beautiful area known as Old Town, our guests will be able to visit several Civil Rights sites, historic churches and local sites for our unique Southern culture. This is a hands-on tour of Rock Hill that planners who want to enjoy our local way of life should not miss.”

For more conference information or to register, visit