Hours and Admission

Admission: Free

Hours: 10 am to 4:30 pm Daily
Closed New Years, Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas

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Historical & Museum Society


The Historical & Museum Society supports the Parris Island Museum by providing for the preservation, perpetuation, publication and display of manuscripts, books, relics, pictures and other objects of historical significance.

Donations, Membership and Gift Shop purchases allow the Historical & Museum Society to support the Museum.  Visit our site to learn more: PIHMS


Marine Corps Recruit Depot

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Archaeology: Preserving our Past for the Future

As a federal installation, Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, is responsible for the good stewardardship of our historic environment. These resources include all archaeological sites, as well as historicbuildings, and historic districts. Before any undertaking occurs, it is reviewed by trained professionals to ensure no harm is done to the resources. The Cultural Resource Manager and Depot Archaeologist work out of the Parris Island Museum.

Federal laws make the removal of artifacts from the Depot illegal. This includes metal detecting or hunting for artifacts on the surface.


If you do find something, leave it where it is and notify the Depot Archaeologistin the museum so it can be properly studied to retrieve any information it may contain.