• 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.

Park Featured on SC ETV

Interpretive Park Ranger Melinda M Zupon

Interpretive Park Ranger Melinda M Zupon at the Stockade Fort

Ninety Six National Historic Site

Date: July 3, 2005

Ninety Six National Historic Site was featured recently on South Carolina’s ETV (Educational Television, PBS). The piece was part of the ETV Road Show that included the Lower South Carolina Piedmont area. Interpretive Ranger Melinda M. Zupon talked about the park’s history and numerous events that are held each year. Upon visiting Ninety Six National Historic Site, ETV started filming in April during the park’s “Revolutionary War Days” event. This program highlighted 18th century military life, musket firing demonstrations, and civilian activities. The segment started broadcasting June 19, 2005 and will be rebroadcast periodically by ETV.

Did You Know?

British soldier at Stockade Fort

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.