Annual Candlelight Tour Shines October 10th

Cannon with lantern
Cannon with lantern

Ninety Six National Historic Site

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News Release Date: September 23, 2009

Contact: Melinda M Zupon, 864-543-4068

Ninety Six National Historic Site will host the 28th Annual Candlelight Tour Saturday, October 10.  History will come to life as visitors walk the Historic one mile trail, which will be lined with over 500 luminaries.  Along the way reenactors will tell stories from Ninety Six’s rich past.  Hear cannon boom and see muskets light up the 1781 Revolutionary War battlefield.      

Tours begin at 7:00pm and leave every 10 minutes until 8:20pm.  Each tour lasts approximately 1 hour 15 minutes.  Please wear comfortable walking shoes and bring a flashlight.  Reservations are not necessary.  Tickets will only be available the day of the event.  Before 5:00pm, get your tickets in the VisitorCenter.  After 5:00pm, get your tickets from the Information tent by the Historic Cabin.  Scout groups please call(864) 543-4068 by Friday, October 9 to register.  Scout tours begin at 6:45pm.

Spend the day at the Park.  Living History interpreters will be displaying Colonial skills around the Historic Cabin from 10:00pm to 2:00pm.  There will be children’s games and activities, candle dipping, quill and ink pen writing, musket firings, cannon demonstrations, and much more.

Kids!  Come join The Star Fort Militia.  This new program for kids ages 6 to 10 years old will teach militia drills that were used during the Revolutionary War.  Please call the park at (864) 543-4068 to sign up.  The program will be at 10:00, 12:00, and 2:00pm.  Unfortunately each session is limited to 10 kids at a time because of the supply of dummy guns and tricorn hats.  Come be a part of History!   

The VisitorCenter will be open 9:00am to 9:00pm on October 10.  All programs are free, but donations are accepted.  All donations stay within the Park to help with future programs.  Visitors are invited to spend an hour or spend the day.  Activities are subject to change. 

Ninety Six National Historic Site is part of the National Park Service system and one of only seven National Park units within the state.  The Park is open daily 9:00am to 5:00pm and is located two miles south of Ninety Six on SC Highway 248.  Contact the park for details at (864) 543-4068 or visit             


Last updated: April 14, 2015

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Ninety Six National Historic Site
1103 Hwy 248

Ninety Six, SC 29666


(864) 543-4068

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