• 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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Ninety Six National Historic Site is a Revolutionary War battle site that commemorates the first battle south of New England fought on November 19-21, 1775 and the longest field siege of the American Revolution, lasting 28 days in May –June 1781. Ninety Six played an important role in a series of events that ultimately led to the defeat and surrender of the British at Yorktown, Virginia in October 1781. The historic site is a unit of the National Park Service, a bureau of the United States Department of the Interior.

Established in 1976, this 1,022 acre park has much to offer! The park grounds are available daily from sunrise to sunset. The visitor center is open Wednesday – Sunday, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm; closed Mondays and Tuesdays.

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.