Ninety Six National Historic Site

Also known as: Old Ninety Six and Star Fort
2 mi. S of Ninety Six between SC 248 and 27, Ninety Six, South Carolina


Log Cabin at Ninety Six National Historic Site

Photo taken by Michael Miller




This important colonial backcountry trading village and government seat was held briefly by the British during the Revolutionary War and was the scene of General Nathaniel Greene's siege in 1781. The site contains the remains of earthworks from 1781 fortifications, remains of two historic villages, a colonial plantation complex, and numerous prehistoric sites. -- National Historic Landmark statement of significance, November 7, 1973

National Register information 

Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on December 3, 1969
Reference number
Architectural style
Other architectural type; 8-pointed star redoubt
Areas of significance
Commerce; Archeology - Non-Aboriginal; Economics; Military; Transportation; Exploration/Settlement; Law; Politics/Government
Level of significance
Evaluation criteria
A - Event; D - Information Potential
Property type
Historic functions
Village site; Cemetery; Fortification; Road-related; Camp; Air-related
Current functions
Parking lot; Park; Forest
Periods of significance
1875-1899; 1700-1749; 1850-1874; 1800-1824; 1750-1799; 1825-1849
Significant years
ca. 1745; 1781
Number of properties
Contributing structures: 3
Contributing sites: 9
Non-contributing buildings: 1
Non-contributing structures: 1
Non-contributing sites: 6
Non-contributing objects: 3

Update Log 

  • September 15, 2014: Photo imported by Michael Miller
  • November 4, 2013: New photo from Michael Miller