• Aerial View of the Star Fort by William A. Bake

    Ninety Six

    National Historic Site South Carolina

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    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.

Park Fun

Scout Groups:

Many scout groups enjoy the park throughout the year. The Blue Ridge Council, BSA have created a special scout hike. The hike patch is available only through the Blue Ridge Council, BSA. Ninety Six does not carry the scout patch. However, if you visit the Eastern National Bookstore, there is a Ninety Six National Historic Site patch for purchase. For more information, contact the Blue Ridge Council, BSA directly for more information.

Download the Hike here.

Many scout groups and individual scouts also do service projects and volunteer at the park. Please contact the park for more information.

Did You Know?

Musket firings

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.