Parris Island Museum

Building 111 Panama ST
Parris Island, SC 29905


The 10,000 square-feet facility focuses on the history of Parris Island from prehistoric times to the present. Ground floor exhibits cover the early Marine Corps, archaeology, Native Americans, 16th-century French and Spanish settlements on Parris Island, the American Revolution, and the Civil War in the Lowcountry. Second floor exhibits cover Marine Corps history from 1909 to the present, with an emphasis on both World Wars, Korea, Vietnam, Peacekeeping Missions, and the Gulf Wars. A theater, archives, and gift shop complete the facility.



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Building 111 Panama ST
Parris Island, SC 29905

Phone: 843-228-2951
Fax: 843-228-3065


  • Civil War
  • Admission : Free
  • Days and Hours of Operation : Daily 10am-4:30pm;
  • Days and Holidays Closed : New Year's, Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas