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.
Fees & Reservations
It is FREE to visit Ninety Six National Historic Site. There are no entrance or parking fees.
Some activities, such as group picnics, commercial filming/photography, weddings, commercial tours, First Amendment activities, and Scientific Research require a Special Use Permit. Visitors must pick up an application for a Special Use Permit in person at the visitor center Wednesday - Sunday, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.
Other activities may require permits if there is the potential for interferance with visitor use, congestion of a highly visited area, or possible impact on park resources.
The National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass Series
A pass is your ticket to more than 2,000 federal recreation sites. Each pass covers entrance fees at national parks and national wildlife refuges as well as standard amenity fees at national forests and grasslands, and at lands managed by the Bureau of Land Management and Bureau of Reclamation. A pass covers entrance and standard amenity fees for a driver and all passengers in a personal vehicle at per vehicle fee areas (or up to four adults at sites that charge per person). Children age 15 or under are admitted free.
Please note that the passes are not sold and distributed at Ninety Six National Historic Site.
The following passes make up the series:
Free Annual Pass for U.S. Military
NOTE: Golden Access and Golden Age Passports are no longer sold. However, these passes will continue to be honored according to the provisions of the pass.
The five agencies that participate in the Interagency Pass Program are:
See the site locations that issue these passes.
Did You Know?
On June 18, 1781, 50 men called the Forlorn Hope rushed forward to attack the Star Fort. They were led by Lt Isaac Duval of 1st MD & Lt Samuel Selden of 1st VA. The name Forlorn Hope means that many would be wounded or killed in the attack.