Historic Markers Across South Carolina

Walking Tour of the Park

Marker ID: NPS 
Location: at the start of a walking trail at a rest area outside the Visitor Center. 1103 Hwy 248 South, Ninety Six, SC
County: Greenwood
Coordinates: N 34° 8.802    W 082° 1.373
  34.1467    -82.02288333


Walking Tour of the Park

Follow the paved path to explore a colonial roadbed, Revolutionary War siegeworks and the original Star Fort, the site of the early town of Ninety Six, the reconstructed Stockade Fort of 1781, and the Logan Log House. The one-mile walk starts out in sparse woods and meanders through fields. There is a steep incline between the old town site and the Stockade Fort, which may be a challenge for some people.

To avoid the climb you may start your tour on the path to the right of the park entrance, which loops in reverse to Logan Log House, Williamson's Fort, and other places of interest. Smaller unpaved routes, shown on the map, like the Cherokee Path Trail and the Gouedy Trail, offer a chance to hike in the woods and enjoy the natural scenery.

• Stay on the trail and be alert for poison ivy, stinging insects, and venomous snakes
• Please give yourself at least an hour and bring plenty of water, especially in summer.
• This is a National Park Service area. Please help us preserve the park by respecting the grounds and the exhibits. Digging for and collecting artifacts are prohibited. If you find such things during your visit, please tell a park ranger.

National Park Service: Ninety Six National Historical Site.


More information:
NPS - Ninety Six National Historic Site
Wikipedia - Ninety Six National Historic Site
The American Revolution in South Carolina - The Seige of Ninety-Six, May 21 - June 19, 1781
Wikipedia - Nathanael Greene
Wikipedia - American Revolutionary War (1775–1783)
SCIWAY - American Revolutionary War in SC
Wikipedia - Star fort
Wikipedia - Siege
Wikipedia - Continental Army
Wikipedia - British Army during the American War of Independence
Wikipedia - Ninety Six, South Carolina