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.
A Visit with Director Mainella
Eric Williams, Melinda M Zupon, Director Mainella & Supt Farrell Saunders
Ninety Six National Historic Site
Date: October 25, 2004
Ninety Six National Historic Site’s Chief Ranger Eric Williams and Interpretive Park Ranger Melinda M. Zupon had the honor of meeting and talking with Director Fran Mainella and Southeast Regional Director Pat Hooks on Monday, October 25, 2004 while the Directors visited Cowpens National Battlefield. Representatives from Ninety Six NHS, Cowpens NB, Kings Mountain, Overmountain Victory Trail NHT, Musgrove Mill State Park, and members of the Palmetto Conservation Foundation greeted the Directors.
Did You Know?
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 high. Today, they are a little weatherworn, but they are original. You can view the original Star Fort at Ninety Six National Historic Site.