NEW OPERATING HOURS AND CLOSURES
Effective 3.10.13 UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE: Visitor Center & parking is CLOSED Wednesdays & Thursdays. Fridays - Tuesdays, the park will be open 10 AM - 4 PM. Star Fort Pond is CLOSED 9 AM Sundays – 9 AM Tuesdays.
Things To Do
Ninety Six NHS
Ninety Six National Historic Site: Where Nature and History Stand Together
The National Park Service “purpose is to conserve the scenery and the natural and historic objects and the wildlife therein and to provide for the enjoyment of the same in such manner and by such means as will leave them unimpaired for the enjoyment of future generations.” THE NATIONAL PARK SERVICE ORGANIC ACT 1916
“I wish to speak a word for Nature, for absolute freedom and wildness…in wildness is the preservation of the world.” Henry David Thoreau, Walking, 1862
British Lord Cornwallis wrote to Lieutenant Colonel Francis Rawdon “You know the importance of Ninety Six, let that place be your constant care…” February 4, 1781
Lord Cornwallis wrote to Lieutenant Colonel John Harris Cruger “keeping possession of the backcountry is to up most importance, indeed the Success of the War in the Southern District depends totally upon it…” August 5, 1780
Did You Know?
The Loyalist commander at Ninety Six in 1781 was Lt Col. John Harris Cruger. He was originally from New York City & had under his command 550 men & only one British officer the rest were American born. You can view the Star Fort where Colonel Cruger commanded at Ninety Six National Historic Site.