I live on the NE side of Columbia, and DD is studying SC history this year at school. So last weekend, we searched for a nearby historical site for an afternoon trip. This park fit the bill. I printed off the google directions, along with the directions from the National Park Service's site that said to use caution with the google directions, and we enjoyed a pleasant drive to Ninety Six over many small ridges I didn't even know were there. Then I followed the google directions and ended up at a parking lot at the lake on the east end of the park property, lol. We could have just parked there, and walked on trails to the visitor center, but it seemed a little isolated, so I drove the mile or so back up to town and followed the signs that led to the visitor center. :-) No regrets as I like "exploring", but you should probably follow the NPS directions, lol.
When we arrived at the park, my first impression was to marvel once again at the workmanship in the buildings and paths due to it being an NPS property. I'm not talking about anything "spectacular", but the construction of ramps, bathroom, signage, etc. is predictably solid and nice-looking. It's a nice change of pace to those of us not living nearby a lot of NPS properties. There is a cabin there that was relocated from another place, but fits right in to show the history. The battlefield and fort areas were well maintained (though fire ant mounts should be better controlled imho, they are not on the paved path, so not a danger, just an eyesore.) I liked reading the explanations of the trench warfare and seeing trenches, and I'm not normally a "battlefield" fan. All in all, an interesting afternoon spot, & it taught me that there is some interesting revolutionary war history around here.
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