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.
Ninety Six National Historic Site
Ninety Six National Historic Site is working on ways to help teachers & students learn more about the American Revolution.
A traveling trunk is now available! Visit the "Curriculum Materials" page to download the "Lives of Backcountry Children" Traveling Trunk materials.
Park Etiquette: Caring for Ninety Six National Historic Site
Before visiting the park, please review these rules of park etiquette with your students.
Leave No Trace
Never pick flowers, pull leaves from trees, or touch any animals in the park.
Running, yelling, and horseplay are not appropriate in a national park.
Your safety is important to us, and to those who come after you. Stay on the trails. Have you ever heard the saying, "An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure?" At Ninety Six National Historic Site, that means to pay attention to your surroundings, where you are walking and what you are doing so that you can prevent injury to yourself and others and prevent the need for medical care. If you were to have an accident in the park, it would no doubt ruin your day. However, it would also affect many other people. Rescue operations are very expensive and frequently endanger rescuers, inconvenience other park visitors and can completely change your group's plans.
Watch the weather and dress appropriately.
Help us preserve the park for future generations and remember,
"Take Only Pictures, Leave Only Footprints."
Did You Know?
Only 20% of musket balls fired during battle did any damage. The British bayonet was considered the deadliest weapon of its time. It did so much damage soldiers were most likely to bleed to death. the 1781 Battle for Star Fort was one of the fiercest bayonet fights of the war.