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.
History & Culture
A Brief History of Ninety Six
Ninety Six National Historic Site is an area of unique historical and archeological significance. The unusual name was given by
By the mid-1700's, European colonists found it a favorable place to settle. During Ninety Six's early days, troubles with local Indians increased.In 1760, Cherokees twice attacked Fort Ninety Six, built for the settlers' protection. Located at the crossroads of twelve roads and paths, Ninety Six village reached its peak in the 1770's.This important backcountry town boasted a growing population, 12 houses, taverns and shops.At the newly constructed courthouse and jail, court cases were heard twice each year in April and November.
Ninety Six proved to be a strategic location in the Revolutionary War.The first land battle south of New
Did You Know?
The Loyalist commander at Ninety Six in 1781 was Lt. Col. John Harris Cruger. He was originally from New York City & had under his command 550 men & only one British officer. The rest of the loyalist troops were born in America.