NEW OPERATING HOURS
Effective 9.29.13: Visitor Center is CLOSED Mondays & Tuesdays. Wednesdays - Sundays, the Visitor Center will be OPEN 9 AM - 4 PM. Star Fort Pond is CLOSED 9 AM Sundays – 9 AM Tuesdays. Park grounds open dawn to dusk. Gates lock at 5 PM.
Be A Junior Ranger
Ninety Six National Historic Site welcomes children (of all ages) to visit the park and learn about America's past. The Junior Ranger Program is available upon request in the Park's Visitor Center, which is open everyday (except New Years' Day, Thanksgiving, & Christmas Day) 9am to 5pm. There is no fee for the program. The program is designed for individual and family participation. The program consists of a booklet with 3 sections (Visitor Center, Historic Trail, & "More Fun"). There are a total of 10 activities; the number of activities that must be completed are based on the participant's age. Once completed, return to the Visitor Center to be "sworn-in" as a Junior Ranger and receive a Jr. Ranger badge and certificate.
The Junior Ranger Pledge:
Even if you can't visit the National Parks, you can still learn about them online. Become a Web Ranger. You can build your own Ranger Station, share pictures and stories, even play games.
Did You Know?
On June 18, 1781, 50 men called the Forlorn Hope rushed forward to attack the Star Fort. They were led by Lt Isaac Duval of 1st MD & Lt Samuel Selden of 1st VA. The name Forlorn Hope means that many would be wounded or killed in the attack.