• 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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August 08, 2014
Superintendent of New Southern Campaign of the American Revolution Parks Group Named
John Slaughter Named Superintendent of New Southern Campaign of the American Revolution Parks Group; Will Lead Cowpens National Battlefield, Kings Mountain National Military Park, Ninety Six National Historic Site, & Overmountain Victory National Historic Trail

July 19, 2014
Tourism to Ninety Six National Historic Site creates 3.8 million dollars in Economic Benefit
A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that 69,624 visitors to Ninety Six National Historic Site in 2013 spent $3,837,600 million in communities near the park. That spending supported 57 jobs in the local area.

July 02, 2014
Four Revolutionary War Park Units to Consolidate Operations
Kings Mountain National Military Park, Cowpens National Battlefield, Ninety Six National Historic Site, and Overmountain Victory Trail to Share Staff

April 14, 2014
High Tech Science Comes to Old Ninety Six
High Tech Science Comes to Old Ninety Six: Rangers, Archeologists, Educators & Public Television Work to Preserve the Kosciusko Mine at Ninety Six National Historic Site

March 22, 2014
96 Crossroads: Revolution in the Backcountry
Ninety Six National Historic Site will present 96 Crossroads: Revolution in the Backcountry held on Saturday, April 5 and Sunday, April 6, 2014. Scheduled events are held from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm on Saturday, and 10:00 am to 3:00 pm on Sunday. The Visitor Center will be open from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm both days.

March 07, 2014
Tourism to Ninety Six National Historic Site Creates $3,930,600 in Economic Benefit
Tourism to Ninety Six National Historic Site Creates $3,930,600 in Economic Benefit. Report shows visitor spending supports 58 jobs in the local economy

March 01, 2014
Save the Date: 96 Crossroads
Ninety Six National Historic Site will present 96 Crossroads: Revolution in the Backcountry, formerly known as Revolutionary War Days. This free event will be held Saturday, April 5 and Sunday, April 6, 2014. Scheduled events are held from 9:00 am until 5:00 pm on Saturday, and 10:00 am to 3:00 pm on Sunday. The Visitor Center will be open from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm both days.

November 18, 2013
Harvests and Holidays 2013
Ninety Six National Historic Site invites you to the Harvests & Holidays event, formerly known as the Backcountry Holiday at the Logan Log House on Saturday, December 7. This free event will last from 1:00 – 4:00 pm.

November 11, 2013
Upper Broad Regiment & South Carolina Rangers Visit Ninety Six
During the weekend of November 16-17, 2013 two historical reenacting units will be in the park to demonstrate what life was like during the early years of the American Revolution in the South.

October 17, 2013
Ninety Six National Historic Site Reopens
Ninety Six National Historic Site Reopens to Visitors.

September 06, 2013
Save the Date - 2013 Autumn Candlelight Tour
On Saturday, October 12 Ninety Six National Historic Site will light the path through time during the 32nd Autumn Candlelight Tour.

Did You Know?

Franic Marion oil painting

Many believe that the character Benjamin Martin in the movie, The Patriot, was based on Francis Marion, but the character was actually a combination of several South Carolina Patriots including, Marion, Thomas Sumter, & Andrew Pickens. You can view paintings of Marion & Pickens at Ninety Six NHS.