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

    Ninety Six

    National Historic Site South Carolina

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  • 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.

Nature & Science

Ninety Six National Historic Site encompasses 1,022 acres of land which hosts a wide variety of plant and animal life.

Animal life in the park is plentiful. A daytime hike might provide a glimpse of white-tail deer, a multitude of birds, fishes and reptiles throughout the park. As dusk falls, opossums, raccoons, and other nocturnal creatures emerge to begin their search for food.

The park provides many specialized habitats and communities for plants. There are over 350 documented species of plants at the park including some species of concern. At least 15% of the plant species in the park are not native and natural environments are being threatened by invasive species.

Did You Know?

96 District

The Ninety Six Circuit Court District was formed in 1769. The 96 District would have included current Abbeville, McCormick, Edgefield, Saluda, Greenwood, Laurens, and Spartanburg counties and portions of Cherokee, Newberry, Aiken and Greenville counties.