• Aerial View of the Star Fort by William A. Bake

    Ninety Six

    National Historic Site South Carolina

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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.

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Flat Stanley Visits

Flat Stanley with Jr Ranger badge and flags

Flat Stanley with Jr Ranger badge and flags

Ninety Six National Historic Site

Date: November 27, 2004

Flat Stanley of literary fame came to visit the park in November. He visited by way of Ms Emily Ratterree’s 3rd grade class from Hanahan Elementary in Hanahan, SC.

For those of you not familiar with Flat Stanley, third graders read a book about Stanley who gets flattened in a bulletin board accident, but that’s where his adventures begin. His family mails him to visit his cousin in California. Third graders all over the country read the book, make their own Flat Stanley, and then send him on to visit parks and interesting areas.

While at the Park, Flat Stanley, toured the park, watched our 10 minute DVD, and completed our new Jr Ranger program. You can see from the picture that he had fun and is even wearing his JR Ranger Badge.

Did You Know?

Star Fort

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.