• 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.

Plan A Field Trip

To Schedule a Field Trip:

Call the Park at 864-543-4068

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The name of the Teacher/ Leader/ School

Grade or age group

Number of students

Time of arrival & departure

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Tours are self-guided. Your class or group can view the 20 minute video, museum, and small gift store, plus walk the one-mile interpretive trail through the historic district. There is a small picnic area of about 8 tables available for "first come, first serve" use.

Please see the "Curriculum Materials" page for fieldtrip activities.

Did You Know?

Franic Marion oil painting

Many believe that the character Benjamin Martin in the movie, The Patriot, was based on Francis Marion, but the character was actually a combination of several South Carolina Patriots including, Marion, Thomas Sumter, & Andrew Pickens. You can view paintings of Marion & Pickens at Ninety Six NHS.