NEW OPERATING HOURS
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
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?
During the Siege of Ninety Six, the Patriots built a rifle tower. Sharpshooters were able to fire into the Loyalist held Star Fort. The Loyalists tried to burn the tower but it was made of green wood & would not burn. A reproduction stands now at 10 feet, one third of the original height.