• 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.

A Visit with Director Mainella

Ninety Six NHS park staff with Director Mainella 2004

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?

Map of South Carolina

Ninety Six got its name around 1730 because it was believed to be 96 miles from here to Keowee, which was a Lower Cherokee town, near where Clemson, SC is today. You can view the remnants of the Cherokee Path & many other historic roads at Ninety Six National Historic Site.