Permits & Reservations

Providing opportunities for appropriate public enjoyment is an important part of the National Park Service mission. Ninety Six National Historic Site is not only a significant historical site, but also holds beautiful natural landscapes which are ideal venues for a variety of special activities. In order to coordinate special park use events, and ensure the preservation of the park's history and resources for the enjoyment of all visitors, most special events and activities held in the park require a special use permit, issued only after the National Park Service (NPS) determines, from the applicant's information, that the activities involved will not impair park values and resources.

Who needs a Special Use Permit?

A special use permit is required for activities that provide a benefit to an individual, group, or organization rather than the public at large, that require some degree of management from the National Park Service to protect park resources and the public interest, and is not initiated, sponsored, or conducted by the National Park Service. These special use permits must be obtained in advance and may require payment of a fee. Fee payment must be in the form of cash, cashier’s check, personal, check or money order made out to the "National Park Service". Some examples of events that require Special Use Permits are:

  • Reserving the picnic area: Reservations are required for groups of 15-75.
  • Commercial filming and photography: Learn about guidelines and requirements.
  • Commercial tours: Commercial tours are allowed via a Commercial Use Authorization (CUA). The term of a CUA may be implemented for a period of time not exceed 2 years. A new CUA application must be submitted upon expiration of an existing authorization; preferential right of renewal or similar provisions for renewal are not provided.
  • First Amendment activities: Political events, public assemblies, demonstrations, the distribution of literature, and other similar activities.
  • Weddings and Special Events: Plan your special day in the park.
  • Scientific Research: Research and collection activities within Ninety Six National Historic Site are managed to prevent damage to the resources, to coordinate research activities, and to assist in the application of science to the management of the park.
General Permits
Special uses, events, first amendment activities, and any potential ground-disturbing activities in the park require the issuance of a special use permit.

To Apply:

Fill out the Special Use Permit Application and mail it to
Special Use Permits
Kings Mountain National Military Park
2625 Park Road
Blacksburg, SC 29702

or email it to SOCA_Administration@nps.gov.

For more information, call the park at 864-543-4068 x3.
 
COVID-19 Permit Application Requirement:
Permittee shall provide a COVID-19 safety plan with their permit application. Plan shall include mitigation and protective measures that will be put in place to protect the visiting public, park staff, permittee, and those attending the event, activity, or program which meets the guidelines and regulations put forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and State/local public health officials.

Last updated: November 24, 2020

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Mailing Address:

Ninety Six National Historic Site
1103 Hwy 248

Ninety Six, SC 29666

Phone:

(864) 543-4068

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