• 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.

  • Holiday Closures

    The park (including parking lot and restrooms) is closed on the following upcoming holidays: Columbus Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Years Day.

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?

225th Cannon firing

The Revolutionary War in the South Carolina Backcountry was a civil war. Neighbor fought neighbor & family member fought family member. The Ninety Six District was no exception that is one of the reasons Ninety Six National Historic Site has two Revolutionary War battles on its grounds.