Ninety Six Historic
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- Visitor Center
- Point of Interest
- Handicap Access
- Information Sign
- No Fee
- No Camping
The paved 1 mile walking trail includes wayside signs, the reconstructed siege works and Stockade Fort, original 1781 Star Fort, town site of old Ninety Six, historic roads, and more.
Before you begin the self-guided tour on this short, easy-walking, foot-traffic-only paved loop trail, through historic Revolutionary War battlegrounds, stop at the Visitor Center and view a 10-minute video and displays of cannon balls and other artifacts. Begin your walk at the left of the Visitor Center and you will wind through mixed forest of pine and hardwood trees, before coming to a wooden platform overlooking the battlefield area. You may see a variety of wildlife including birds, squirrels, deer, and snakes. Signs and maps point out the historical features, including the Star Fort earthworks, the Jail Site, and the reconstructed Stockade Fort. As you continue back toward the parking area, you will pass a historic log building, complete with period items. You can return to the parking area, or extend your walk on the Gouedy or Cherokee Path Trails.
Restrooms, water and maps are available at the Visitor Center, which includes a museum and gift shop. Insect repellent is recommended during warm weather. Pets are allowed on a leash. Motorized vehicles, bicycles, skates, skateboards, roller blades, and horses are not permitted.
Hours: Gate is open 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Park outside the gate for dawn to dusk access.Directions:
From the intersection of SC 34 and SC 248 in Ninety Six, drive south on SC 248 for 2 miles. The entrance to the park is on the left.