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.
Things To Do
Ninety Six NHS
Begin your park experience at the visitor center. Here, you will find information on the park, the settlement, and the battles. Rangers or volunteers at the information desk are glad to help you. Primary facilities in the visitor center are a twenty-two minute live-action theater film, "Crossroads of Revolution" (shown on request); a colorful museum combining informative text with original artifacts and weaponry; and a bookstore (operated by Eastern National) offering visitors over 100 publications and theme-related items for sale on the battle and the Revolutionary War. Bookstore hours are the same as the visitor center. Public restrooms are located opposite the visitor center.
For park visits occurring when the visitor center is closed, park maps and the NPS passport stamp are available at the trailhead near the bulletin board.
Did You Know?
Many believe that the character Benjamin Martin in the movie, The Patriot, was based on Francis Marion, but the character was actually a combination of several South Carolina Patriots including, Marion, Thomas Sumter, & Andrew Pickens. You can view paintings of Marion & Pickens at Ninety Six NHS.