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.
The park (including parking lot and restrooms) is closed on the following upcoming holidays: Columbus Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Years Day.
Documenting the 1781 Kosciuszko Mine
In 2013, the park entered a cooperative agreement with the University of South Florida (USF), the Alliance for Integrated Spatial Technologies (AIST). AIST will provide baseline data and produce 3D digital records of the Kosciuszko Mine and other historic features at Ninety Six National Historic Site.
This project will help the National Park Service / Ninety Six National Historic Site stabilize, protect, and preserve the Kosciuszko mine, the only existing military tunnel during the American Revolution. The 125-foot tunnel is 3-4 feet in height and was dug in the subsurface soil by Patriot soldiers from the American lines toward the British (Loyalist)-held Star Fort during the course of the 1781 siege of Ninety Six.
The project will be a joint undertaking between AIST and the Southeast Archeological Center (SEAC) to document the tunnel and ultimately inspect the stability and recommend long-term protections and preservation methods. Additionally, South Carolina ETV will be documenting the work and developing short documentaries and educational materials.
On this page, you will find additional information on documenting the Kosciuszko Mine. We have provided 3D visualizations, news articles and clips, as well as video clips. We'll be updating the page as we receive new data and information.
NPS | South Carolina ETV
Through the Google Glass: Educational Leap, Using New Technology
There are many new technologies being developed and tested that will have a major impact on how people learn and how they are taught. One new technology on the horizon is Google Glass. Ninety Six National Historic Site, the University of South Florida's Alliance for Integrated Spatial Technologies (AIST) and South Carolina ETV recently partnered on an a "new technology" driven project that will help develop new avenues for education, using Google Glass.
Watch Now! (3m 22s).
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 in height. The Star Fort was one of the most difficult to construct.