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.
Chief Ranger Co-authors New Book
Ninety Six National Historic Site
Date: May 9, 2006
Ninety Six National Historic Site's Chief Ranger & Historian, Eric K. Williams has co- authored a book about Ninety Six with Kings Mountain Park Ranger Robert M. Dunkerly.
Mr. Dunkerly is a Historic weapons safety officer, reenactor, & has worked at several NPS & state Historic sites including Gettysburg, Jamestown, Bushy Run & Colonial Williamsburg. This is his 3rd book.
Mr. Williams is also a Historic weapons officer & a reenactor that portrays an apothecary. He is a member is Sons of the American Revolution. This is his 1st book.
"Old Ninety Six: A History & Guide" (93p) has just been released by Charleston South Carolina's The History Press. It includes background History of Ninety Six, a battlefield tour, a timeline of events, and archaeological information. There are also excellent pictures of the park & living history events, archaeological pictures & maps included in the book.
"Old Ninety Six: A History & Guide" is available for purchase at the park's Eastern National bookstore for $16.99.
Did You Know?
On June 18, 1781, 50 men called the Forlorn Hope rushed forward to attack the Star Fort. They were led by Lt Isaac Duval of 1st MD & Lt Samuel Selden of 1st VA. The name Forlorn Hope means that many would be wounded or killed in the attack.