NEW OPERATING HOURS AND CLOSURES
Effective 3.10.13 UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE: Visitor Center is CLOSED Wednesdays & Thursdays. Fridays - Tuesdays, the Visitor Center will be open 10 AM - 4 PM. Star Fort Pond is CLOSED 9 AM Sundays – 9 AM Tuesdays.
Star Fort Pond Dam Repairs
Until Pond Dam Repairs are completed the following restrictions apply: No boats allowed in pond; No traffic allowed across the dam, including walking; No fishing on the dam; No admittance beyond construction fencing. Fishing is allowed on designated days.
Greene's Lost Campsite
Archeologists search for 1781 Patriot camp in February 2004
Ninety Six National Historic Site
Date: February 7, 2004
From February 6-9, 2004, Archeologists from the Southeast Archeological Center (SEAC) in Florida and several volunteers from a North Carolina metal detecting club tried all weekend to find General Green’s 1781 campsite. Nothing was found, but several sites were ruled out. Greene’s campsite remains illusive.
Did You Know?
Only 20% of musket balls fired during battle did any damage. The British bayonet was considered the deadliest weapon of its time. It did so much damage soldiers were most likely to bleed to death. the 1781 Battle for Star Fort was one of the fiercest bayonet fights of the war.