Autumn candlelight tour scheduled in Ninety Six

Staff Report

NINETY SIX — Ninety Six National Historic Site will light the way to the past during the Autumn Candlelight Tour on Oct. 22.

Reenactors will present scenes from the earliest days of Ninety Six until the American Revolution along the one-mile interpretive trail lit by the soft glow of hundreds of luminaries and lanterns. Tours begin at 6:50 p.m. and depart every 10 minutes with the last tour at 8:20 p.m. The tours last just over an hour and are led by a guide with a period-style lantern.

Tours are limited to 50 people each. To reserve a free ticket call the park at 864-543-4068 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday. The gift shop will be open until 8:30 p.m., and the last showing of the 22-minute park film “Ninety Six: Crossroads of a Revolution” will be at 8 p.m.

The park is located two miles south of Ninety Six on S.C. 248. Visitors should wear comfortable outdoor clothing and walking shoes. The trail is uneven in some areas and caution is recommended. The park encourages visitors to carpool as parking will be limited.

Ninety Six National Historic Site is a unit of the Southern Campaign of the American Revolution Parks Group within the National Park Service. The group mission is to protect, preserve and interpret the significance of the decisive battles where America earned its freedom.

Call 864-543-4068 or visit the park’s webpage at for more information.

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