Ninety Six National Historic Site is home to two Revolutionary War battle sites. More Revolutionary War battles & skirmishes took place in South Carolina than any other colony during the American Revolution.
When you visit, you will see the original 1781 Star Fort and siege trenches, historic roads like the Cherokee Path & Charleston Road, the original town sites of Ninety Six & Cambridge,the reconstructed Stockade Fort, an historic Log House, interpreted as the Black Swan Tavern, & much more!
The 1781 Battle for Star Fort was one of the fiercest bayonet fights of the war. Only 20% of musket balls fired during battle did any damage. The British bayonet was considered the deadliest weapon of its time. It did so much damage soldiers were most likely to bleed to death.