Hours and Admission

Admission: Free

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

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PhoneMuseum: 843-228-2951

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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

robert averillBoard Member


  • Finance/Budget
  • Gift Shop Oversight
  • Personnel
  • Public Relations

After graduating in 2002 from Clemson University with a BS degree in Psychology, Robert went to work for the Piggly Wiggly Carolina Co. Upon completing their training program and serving as a Co-operator, he was promoted to Store Operator in 2005. He has been a Store Operator in stores in Georgia and South Carolina.

Robert is the Store Operator for the Piggly Wiggly in Port Royal, and has been in that position since October 2010. Robert got his start in the grocery business in 1997 in Port Royal while in high school.

He has considered Beaufort his home since 1991, when his father was stationed at the Marine Corps Air Station.