• 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.

Chief Ranger Co-authors New Book

Book cover

Old Ninety Six:  A History and Guide book cover

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?

Musket firings

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.