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Ninety Six National Historic Site and Cowpens National Battlefield will be closed December 24 and 25, 2007. Trails at both parks will remain open, but the Visitor Centers and other buildings will be closed.
Both National Parks will reopen Wednesday, December 26. Take a break from the holiday rush and spend an hour or spend the day walking the trails, visiting the museums, or browsing the bookstores. Whether you are visiting for the first time or looking for something to do with your holiday visitors, Ninety Six National Historic Site and Cowpens National Battlefield welcome you to spend the Holidays in the National Parks.
Both parks are part of the National Park Service. Ninety Six National Historic Site is open daily 8:00 am to 5:00 pm (closed only New Years’ Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve Day, and Christmas Day), and is located two miles south of Ninety Six on SC Highway 248. Visit the park’s website at www.nps.gov/nisi for upcoming events and pictures of past events.
Cowpens National Battlefield is open daily 9:00am to 5:00pm, closing the same days as Ninety Six NHS. The Auto loop road and picnic area close at 4:30 p.m. The Trailhead parking lot is open 6:00 am to 9:00 pm for additional pedestrian and bicycle access to the battlefield before, during, and after business hours. The Park is located 2 miles East of Chesnee on Hwy 11. Visit the park’s website at www.nps.gov/cowp for information about the 227th Anniversary Celebration of the battle on January 19-20, 2008.