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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

laurieThe Society sponsors an annual college scholarship of $3,000 awarded to qualifying High School graduates to be used towards college tuition. For details on the program and to apply go to the Community Foundation of the Low Country at: http://www.cf-lowcountry.org.

  • Eligibility: Applicants must be an enlisted active duty Marine, currently assigned to the Tri-Command/Eastern Recruiting Region or their family member.
  • Qualifications: Applicants must be a high school graduate or a senior planning to graduate at the end of the school year, and must provide proof of enrollment in a undergraduate or graduate program, or have previously attended college.
  • Award: There will be one scholarship presented based on academic performance, community and extracurricular activities, and future potential.

The Society also works with other organizations to provide scholarships to deserving High School students and to Marines seeking higher education to enhance their lives and careers.

scholarshipDennis Brennan, Parris Island Historical & Museum Society's president (left), and David Reynolds, Society treasurer, present the annual academic scholarship check to Madison Summerill, a graduate from Whale Branch Early College High School. She will be attending the College of Charleston this Fall. (PIHMS Photo By George E. Hijar)