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.
There are plenty of nearby attractions for your visit to the area. Check out the provided links for more information. For a more exhaustive list of historic site and attractions, visit some of the tourism links at the bottom of the page.
There are several National Park Service sites in the State of South Carolina:
Charles Pinckney National Historic Site
Gullah/Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor
Kings Mountain National Military Park
Overmountain Victory National Historic Trail
South Carolina National Heritage Corridor
Benjamin E. Mays House Museum
Lake Greenwood State Recreation Area
Musgrove Mill State Historic Site
Newberry Opera House
Abbeville Opera House
South Carolina Heritage Corridor
South Carolina Information Highway (Sciway)
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.