Special Events

Upcoming Events at Ninety Six National Historic Site

June 10: Ranger Guided Tour: Most tours last 1 hour to 1 hour 15 minutes. 10:30

June 17: Living History Saturday (Military Life):

  • Life in the military and as a camp follower in the American Revolution. Ongoing 10:00 - 2:00
  • Freedom Fighter: the Story of Scipio, first person program by Joel Cook, which explores the life of a black pioneer and guide during the American Revolution. 12:00
  • 282nd Army Brass Band from Fort Jackson playing patriotic music. 3:00

June 23: Reading with a Ranger: Targeted toward preschool age children. 1:30

July 1: Independence Day Celebration

July 8: Ranger Guided Tour:
Most tours last 1 hour to 1 hour 15 minutes. 10:30

July 15: Living History Saturday (Colonial Arts and Trades): Living Historians will demonstrate the skills and crafts of the Cherokee and colonist at Ninety Six. 10:00 - 2:00

July 21: Reading with a Ranger: Targeted toward preschool age children. 1:30

August 12: Ranger Guided Tour: Most tours last 1 hour to 1 hour 15 minutes. 10:30

August 19: Living History Saturday (Colonial Food): Living Historians will discus types or food, how it was obtained, and preparation methods. 10:00 - 2:00

August 21: Full Solar Eclipse: Ninety Six is in the direct path full the full solar eclipse. It has been 38 years since the United States last had a full eclipse. 1:00 - 3:00

August 25: Reading with a Ranger: Targeted toward preschool age children. 1:30

September 9: Ranger Guided Tour: Most tours last 1 hour to 1 hour 15 minutes. 10:30

September 16: Living History Saturday: Living Historians demonstrate colonial life. 10:00 - 2:00

September 22: Reading with a Ranger: Targeted toward preschool age children. 1:30

December 2: Harvest & Holiday: Experience what life might have been like during the winter months. Some people celebrated the holidays while others did not. All had to be ready for the cold days ahead. 1:00 - 4:00

*Note: All programs are subject to cancellation due to inclement weather or unforeseen circumstances.


Previous 2017 Events

March 18: Key to Victory through Engineering: Walk the trail to meet Patriot Engineers as they lay siege to Star Fort. 10:00 - 3:30

April 1-2: 96 Crossroads: This is our largest event. Printable schedule.

April 22: National Junior Ranger Day: Join us to earn your Junior Ranger badge. Earn a special militia medallion when you participate in our special activities. 10:00 - 3:00

April 22: Stepping Stone to the West: a Living History encampment of Middleton's South Carolina Provincials during the Anglo-Cherokee Wars. 9:00 - 4:00.

May 6: Fishing Rodeo: Star Fort Pond: Young people between 6 and 15 years ol, join the National Park Service and the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources for the Fishing Rodeo at the Star Fort Pond from 8:00 - 12:00! For more information please visit http://dnr.sc.gov/aquaticed/rodeos/index.html.

May 6: Find Your Park After Dark: Night sky program, 8:30 pm to 10:30 pm at Star Fort Pond. CANCELLED A clear sky is necessary for this event, and unfortunately the NOAA forecast is calling for approximately 60% to 80% sky cover. The park hopes to coordinate with the Carolina Skygazers astronomy club to schedule another event later in the year.

May 20: Living History Saturday (Kids in Parks):
Learn what life was like for colonial children. Play colonial games and make a colonial toy. Great for children and adults. 10:00 - 2:00


Previous 2016 Events

December 3
Harvest & Holidays
1:00 - 4:00
Join us for Harvest & Holiday to learn from reenactors how colonists prepared for the long cold winter and the festive holidays. Visitors can also make their own pinecone bird feeder.

October 22
Autumn Candlelight Tour - CANCELLED
Due to circumstances beyond our control, we have had to cancel the candlelight tour.

September 17
Living History Day - Come learn about colonial food from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm.

August 25
Founders Day

100th birthday celebration for the National Park Service.
You only turn 100 once, so we're going big for the Centennial Celebration! Think birthday hats, cake, birthday wishes for the next 100 years, face painting, pin the tail on the bison and pin the badge on the ranger! We'll even have a photo booth / selfie station with NPS-themed props. You never know, the 100th visitor may get a special birthday surprise! We'll have the party twice - on Founders Day - Thursday August 25th and again on Saturday August 27th, both days 10 am to 4 pm. We hope to celebrate with you!

August 20
Living History DayCome enjoy the day outside. Meet some reenactors, while they share what life was like in Colonial Ninety Six, South Carolina, and America.

July 16
Living History Day

July 9
Find Your Park After Dark

June 18
Living History Day

June 4
The Trail Less Traveled: American Hiking Society's National Trails Day®
10am to 12:30pm- Join us for a morning hike on the trail less traveled. We will meet at the Star Fort Pond parking to walk the Fisherman's Trail. From this trail you will have the opportunity to experience nature and see birds, turtles, and other wildlife. There will also be some children's activities.

May 21
Kids to park/ Living History Day: Colonial Children

10am to 2pm- Learn what life was like for colonial children. What kind of chores they did. What games they played. There will be hands on activities and crafts to take home.

May 20 - 21BioBlitz (birds)Whether you are a professional ornithologist or just starting to learn about birds you can join in the fun. We will be trying to find and identify as many birds at Ninety Six as possible.Wings Across South Carolina - Bioblitz is a nationwide effort to engage visitors and youth with citizen science and education in their parks. As a regional showcase for Bioblitz, National Park Service and State Park Service sites in South Carolina are working together to make it a statewide event, and a weekend to remember.

May 7

DNR Fishing Rodeo
May 7, 9am to 10am- For youth ages 6-15. All youth must be accompanied by an adult and no adult fishing will be allowed. Pre-registration is preferred but onsite registration is available on site. Register online ar call (803) 737-8483. Sign in occurs 15-30 minutes prior to the session's start time. Bring you own fishing equipment and tackle.http://www.dnr.sc.gov/aquaticed/rodeos/index.html

April 2-3

96 Crossroads
Meet and hear from General George Washington, as portrayed by Mr. David Wolfe. Join a game of cricket, which is similar to baseball and played during the American Revolution. Learn a simple country dance at the Black Swan Tavern. Other highlights include artillery and musket demonstrations. Wander through the encampments to discover military and camp life. Hear from the loyalist and patriot soldiers, militia, and the women and children who followed the troops. Meander among civilians who demonstrate daily activities and practice various crafts and trades. The Sons of the American Revolution will commemorate the lives lost at Ninety Six with a wreath-laying ceremony. Children's activities will occur throughout both days.

April 16
Park Day (volunteer a day to help the park)
Help Ninety Six National Historic Site improve its grounds by joining us to remove exotic plants. Wear appropriate closed-toe shoes and work gloves.
Park Day is sponsored by the Civil War Trust.http://www.civilwar.org/aboutus/events/park-day/?referrer=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.com%2F

Last updated: June 3, 2017

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Ninety Six National Historic Site
1103 Hwy 248

Ninety Six, SC 29666


(864) 543-4068

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