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.
On August 19, 1976 Congress passed an act that created Ninety Six National Historic Site. The Enabling Legislation reads, "...to preserve and commemorate for the benefit and enjoyment of present and future generations an area of unique historical significance associated with the settlement and development of the English Colonies in America and with the southern campaign of the American Revolutionary War, including the Star Fort..." (PL 94-393).
Read the 1988 Administrative History of Ninety Six National Historic Site (pdf, 7.40 MB, 42 pages) to learn more.
The National Park Service turns 100 in 2016! Learn more about the Centennial Initiative 2016.
Did You Know?
The Star Fort was built in late 1780 & completed in early 1781 by Loyalist soldiers & slaves. The eight point Star Fort walls were originally 14 feet in height. The Star Fort was one of the most difficult to construct.