Battlefields by Candlelight: The 29th Autumn Candlelight Tour
Ninety Six National Historic Site presents the 29th Autumn Candlelight Tour on Saturday, October 9, 2010. The event will feature approximately 500 candle luminaries and torches lighting the one-mile historic trail and honoring the soldiers who died at Ninety Six. History will come to life as costumed volunteers portray settlers and soldiers of old Ninety Six during the Colonial and Revolutionary eras. Hear the boom of the cannons and muskets echo across this hallowed Revolutionary War battlefield of Old Ninety Six.
Tours will begin at 6:50 p.m. and leave at 10-minute intervals with the last tour at 8:20 p.m. Each tour will last about one hour and fifteen minutes. Reservations are not necessary; tickets will only be available the evening of the event. Upon arrival, get tickets at the Information Tent located near the main parking area. Visitors should wear comfortable walking shoes and bring a flashlight. All activities are free and open to the public. The Visitor Center will be open from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
While waiting for tours to begin, watch the brand new 20-minute film, “Ninety Six: Crossroads of a Revolution,” or look through the museum and park bookstore. Listen to the period hammer dulcimer music of Jim McGaw on the porch of the historic Logan Log House. Come be a part of history and have a memorable National Park experience!
Ninety Six National Historic Site is administered by the National Park Service. The park is located two miles south of Ninety Six on SC Highway 248. In case of inclement weather the program will be cancelled and not rescheduled. Contact the park for details at (864) 543-4068 or visit the park’s website at www.nps.gov/nisi.Tags: Battlefields, candle luminaries, candlelight tour, cannons, comfortable walking shoes, eras, fifteen minutes, hammer dulcimer music, inclement weather, Jim McGaw, mcgaw, minute intervals, muskets, national park service, Ninety Six National Historic Site, nisi, nps, park bookstore, park experience, revolutionary war, Tours, war battlefield