Ninety Six National Historic Site (which is also called the Old Ninety Six or Star Fort) encompasses a total area of about 1,000 acres of land that is located about a mile south of the town of Ninety Six, on SC 248, and 60 miles south of the city of Greenville in the state of South Carolina. Several routes can be used to access this national historic site including I-26 and SC 34, or I-20 and US 25, or I-85 and SC 178.
The park is governed by the National Park Service and was authorized on August 19, 1976. The historic site also has the status of a National Historic Landmark since November 7, 1973, and was added to the NRHP (National Register of Historic Places) on December 3, 1969.
Several attractions make the Ninety Six National Historic Site an excellent place to visit. First, the park has both a historical and a prehistoric attraction because it is the site of several earthwork embankments of a 1781 fortification. The historic site is also home to a colonial plantation complex, the remains of two historic villages as well as several prehistoric sites.
The town of Ninety Six specifically has the significance of being the place where the British Revolutionary War was held and is the scene of Nathanael Greene's siege in 1781. Besides this historical attraction, the park is also a great place where visitors can get to enjoy recreational activities like interpretive programs, bicycling, fishing, hiking, and wildlife viewing.
Some of the conveniences available at the park for visitors to enjoy include restrooms, visitor center, museum, picnic area, and self-guided tours. Dogs and their owners are welcome into Ninety Six National Historic Site as long as their tail-wagger is well-behaved and more specifically kept on a leash that is not more than six feet in length. Additionally, dog owners are expected to clean up after their dog’s solid waste right away.