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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.
96 Crossroads Save the Date
Contact: John Slaughter, 864-461-2828
Contact: Sarah Cunningham, 864-543-4068
Save the Date for 96 Crossroads: Revolution at the Star Fort
NINETY SIX, South Carolina: On April 13-14, Ninety Six National Historic Site will present 96 Crossroads: Revolution at the Star Fort, formerly known as Revolutionary War Days.
This free event will be held Saturday, April 13 and Sunday, April 14, 2013. Scheduled events are held from 9:00 am until 5:00 pm on Saturday, and 10:00 am to 3:00 pm on Sunday.The Visitor Center will be open from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.
Highlights of the event include a variety of programs. Attend historic weapons demonstrations, and hear lectures by Ms. Nadia Dean, Dr. James Piecuch, and Dr. Christine R. Swager discussing their books.Following the lectures, each author will be available for book signings.Join a guided tour to explore Ninety Six's Revolutionary War history.Wander through the British, Continental, and militia encampments to discover military and camp life as well as hear from the distaff, or the women and children that followed the troops.Meander amongst the civilians who demonstrate daily lifestyle activities and practice different crafts and trades.Jim McGaw will be conducting a talk on 18th century music and playing some period music. The Sons of American Revolution will commemorate the lives lost at Ninety Six with a wreath-laying ceremony.Children's activities will occur throughout both days.
Don't forget to stop by the visitor center to watch the park movie, Ninety Six: Crossroads of a Revolution, browse the bookstore, and discover artifacts in the museum. All activities are free and open to the public.In case of inclement weather, some activities may be cancelled.
Ninety Six National Historic Site is home to battlefields from the French and Indian War and Revolutionary War and much more. The park is located 2 miles south of the town of Ninety Six on Highway 248.For additional information, visit www.nps.gov/nisi/index.htm or call (864) 543-4068. Follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ninetysixnps.
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Did You Know?
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.