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

naiwelcomepicCenturies of colonial expansion, wars, and politics pushed most native peoples of South Carolina to other areas. The Marine Corps maintains formal relations with several Indian peoples who trace their ancestry to thosewho once lived in this area. When an activitytakes place that has potential to effect an archaeological site whichmay contain data having potential to advance knowledge of the past, the Depot consults with Tribal leaders to ensurethe site is cared for in a professional and respectful way. Cultural Resource Management is headed by the staff at the ParrisIsland Museum. Among the consulting tribes are the following present-day nations:

  • United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians in Oklahoma
  • Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma
  • Cherokee Nation
  • Shawnee Tribe
  • Poarch Band of Creek Indians
  • Alabama-Quassarte Tribal Town
  • Kialagee Tribal Town
  • Chickasaw Nation                      
  • Muscogee Creek Nation
  • Catawba Tribe
  • Seminole Tribe of Florida
  • Absentee Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma
  • Eastern Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma
  • Tuscarora Nation
  • Thlopthlocco Tribal Town