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Ninety Six National Historic Site
Ninety Six National Historic Site
NINETY SIX NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE
NINETY SIX NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE
1103 Hwy 248 S
Ninety Six, South Carolina   29666

Phone: 864-543-4068
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The Ninety Six National Historic Site is an area of unique historical significance. The unusual name was given by early traders in the 1700's because they mistakenly believed it was the estimated number of miles to the Cherokee village of Keowee in the upper South Carolina foothills.

By the mid-1700's, European colonists found it a favorable place to settle. During Ninety Six's early days, troubles with local Indians increased. In 1760, Cherokees twice attacked Fort Ninety Six, built for the settlers' protection. By the early 1700's, Ninety Six village reached its peak with a growing population, 12 houses and a newly constructed courthouse and jail.

Ninety Six also figured prominently in the Southern Campaign of the American Revolution. The first land battle south of New England was fought here in 1775 and in 1780, the British fortified the strategically important frontier town. From May 22 - June 18, 1781; Major General Nathanael Greene with 1,000 patriot troops staged the longest (yet unsuccessful) siege of the Revolutionary War against 550 loyalists who were defending Ninety Six. The park site covers 989.14 acres.
FACILITIES AND ACTIVITIES OVERVIEW
Day-UseFishingyes
 Hiking Trailyes
 Picnickingyes
Events
May 16 - September 19
Living History Day
Interact with living historians at the Logan Log House / Black Swan Tavern from 10 am - 2 pm. Living History Days are scheduled every third Saturday, May - September:

May 16

June 20

July 18

August 15

September 19

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

Location: Logan Log House / Black Swan Tavern, Ninety Six National Historic Site | Map

Time: 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

October 10
Autumn Candlelight Tour
Autumn Candlelight Tour

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Guided battlefield tours run every ten minutes, 7:00 PM to 8:20 PM.

Reenactors along the trail portray life and war in the 18th century.

Tours cover 1 mile in distance and last approximately 1 hour 15 minutes.

Pick up FREE tickets at the Information Tent.

Bookstore Receipt as VIP ticket to tour of your choice.

Visitor Center will be open from 9 AM to 9 PM.

Wear weather appropriate clothing and comfortable footwear.

Carpooling is recommended as parking is limited.

In case of inclement weather, the program will be canceled and not rescheduled.

Location: Ninety Six Visitor Center, Ninety Six National Historic Site | Map

Time: 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM


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Directions
Plane - The closest airport is the Greenville/Spartanburg Airport, located about 1 hour from the site.

Car - From Interstate I-26 -- At the Newberry exit, take Highway 34 to the town of Ninety Six, South Carolina. Turn left at the second traffic light by the town's new fountain; following signs to the park.

From Interstate I-20 -- Take US Highway 25 north until you see park signs.

From Interstate I-85 -- Take SC Highway 178 south to Highway 248 to the town of Ninety Six, South Carolina.

From the town of Ninety Six, South Carolina -- Follow the park signs. The Ninety Six National Historic Site is two miles south of the town of Ninety Six on SC Highway 248

Public Transportation - None available.

USA Parks
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South Carolina
South Carolina
Olde 96 Region
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Ninety Six National Historic Site
Ninety Six National Historic Site