• 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.


Pension Application of Patrick Cain

Patrick Cain's (SC) pension application, page 5 of 11.  Cain fought in the 1781 Siege of Ninety Six.

Footnote at Homestead National Monument of America, Footnote.com

The Park has a few genealogy books & an incomplete listing of soldiers that fought & served during the 1775 & 1781 engagements. We only have records up the time of the Revolution. We do not have documents from the 1800s on or information about families that lived in the area or land records.

Check out the following links for research:

The National Archives

Daughters of the American Revolution

South Carolina State Archives

North Carolina State Archives

Library of Virginia

Southern Campaign of the American Revolution-- Pension Records

Southern Campaign of the American Revolution--Online Library

Footnote at Homestead National Monument of America

Online Institute for Advanced Loyalist Studies

Provincial Archives of New Brunswick (Canada)

Mapping Colonial Abbeville District

Greenwood County Library

Did You Know?

Maham Tower

During the Siege of Ninety Six, the Patriots built a rifle tower. Sharpshooters were able to fire into the Loyalist held Star Fort. The Loyalists tried to burn the tower but it was made of green wood & would not burn. A reproduction stands now at 10 feet, one third of the original height.