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Parris Island Museum

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
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Lots of History

Definitely go visit this. It have a lot of history. It was crowded on family day but still worth it.

Reviewed July 14, 2019
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Museum so worth seeing

Excellent museum for regional history of Parris Island dating back hundreds of years and Marine... read more

Reviewed June 26, 2019
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The museum features large exhibit halls on the history of recruit training, 20th Century Marine Corps history and the history of Parris Island.
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
111 Panama St, Parris Island, SC 29905
+1 843-228-2951
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Reviewed July 14, 2019 via mobile

Definitely go visit this. It have a lot of history. It was crowded on family day but still worth it.

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed June 26, 2019 via mobile

Excellent museum for regional history of Parris Island dating back hundreds of years and Marine history on PI and around the world. These young men and women are amazing and deserve our support and encouragement

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed June 20, 2019 via mobile

A fitting tribute to all the Marines in all the wars that came before them. Worth a visit to the Museum. Admission is free a donation box is displayed on your way out. A short film will explain what a recruit should expect too become...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed June 11, 2019

Great museum to honor our past and up to present time, Semper Fi. It was a pleasure to relive my past.

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed June 4, 2019

We drove over from Hilton Head to see the free museum on Parris Island, and I highly recommend it. The museum is not very large but contains lots of great information about the history of the island itself, the history of the US Marines, and...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank GeorgiaJaneite
Reviewed April 13, 2019

We were vacationing in Hilton Head and decided to take a short day-trip to check out other places in the area. Our neighbor was here for his Marine basic training so it held even more interest for us. Quite impressed with the displays. Disappointed that...More

Date of experience: March 2019
2  Thank Janet S
Reviewed April 12, 2019 via mobile

We visited the Parris Island Museum and learned so much about the history of the area, the Island and its role throughout history. Learned even more about the fabled USMarine Corps. Thank you. Proud to be an American.

Date of experience: April 2019
1  Thank 455luannem
Reviewed April 11, 2019

I am not a marine but have several friends who are. When I learned there was a Marine Corps museum on Paris Island I had to visit. We stay on Hilton Head so was a bit of a hike (about 45 minutes or so) but...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Terrence M
Reviewed April 5, 2019

We LOVED the museum. It was extremely informative. Being on this military base was an excellent experience for our children, teaching them the importance of our military's role in our freedom. Highly recommend!

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Wendy S
Reviewed March 26, 2019 via mobile

I loved the Museum ! I toured when my G daughter graduated boot camp Parris Island so proud of her! Brought me back to military times of past. My Dad was in the Korean War love the statue. Free to tour just give donations has...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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January 24, 2019|
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Response from Steve R | Reviewed this property |
I would allow at least 2 hours. Be sure to not miss the movie that shows all the training these young recruits have to go through. Makes you really appreciate what they have accomplished.
December 16, 2018|
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Response from Steve R | Reviewed this property |
We had to show our drivers license and our rental car agreement along with proof of auto insurance. I guess it depends which guard you get.
May 28, 2018|
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Response from Doug_Seagrim | Reviewed this property |
If you are not an American don’t even think about going. As Canadians (the best neighbors Americans have) we were grilled, photographed, passports checked, our car ID checked and were finally refused without reason. Find... More