• 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.

  • Holiday Closures

    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.

Join Our Friends

To Volunteer directly with the Park, please contact us or you may become a member of our Friends group.


Become a member of Volunteers 96!

Membership of Volunteers 96 is made up of persons whose primary interest is the well being of the Park. Members are dedicated to the ideal that it supports those special needs identified by the Park.

Goal: "...to interpret, to protect, and to preserve Ninety Six National Historic Site for this and future generations."


  • Assistance in special projects
  • Special events
  • Reseach and Visitor Center
  • Monitoring bird houses
  • Fundraising
  • Adopt-a-Highway program
  • Trail maintenance
  • Much more!
Living History reenactors at the Black Swan Tavern

Living History reenactors

Ninety Six National Historic Site

For further information contact:

Volunteers 96

PO Box 495

Ninety Six, SC 29666

To learn more about Volunteers 96, the Heart of the Park, visit our news archive section.

Did You Know?

Star Fort

The Star Fort was built in late 1780 & completed in early 1781 by Loyalist soldiers & slaves. The eight point Star Fort walls were originally 14 feet in height. The Star Fort was one of the most difficult to construct.