Parris Island Museum, Parris Island

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The Parris Island Museum is located at Building 111, Panama Street, Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island in Beaufort, South Carolina, United States. The museum consists of a 10000sqft facility and includes exhibits of the history of the United States Marine Corps as well as the history of the Port Royal region. Exhibits cover the span of time and occupancy of the island, from Native American civilization and French and Spanish colonies to modern day. Other exhibits display artifacts from the early 19th century to the present day.HistoryCommandant of the Marine Corps General Robert E. Cushman, Jr. dedicated the museum on January 8, 1975, in the former War Memorial Building, originally constructed in 1951 as an enlisted recreation center. A year-long renovation of the museum was completed in the spring of 2008.
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  • This museum was very nice and definitely worth a visit. Very informational and neat to be able to experience a few things that our new Marine experienced during basic training.  more »
  • We had a day to spend around Beaufort, and I had seen the reviews for this museum. I had no idea what to expect, but this museum was great! It is located on a Marine Corps installation (on Parris Isla...  more »
  • I was in the area so drove on base to see the museum. The museum is a bit small and a little dated but overall a nice exhibit of USMC and local area history. The staff on site were very friendly and h...  more »
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  • Awesome depiction of the History of the Marine Corps. Details the creation of and the war by war participation of the Corps. Easy to follow and go through the two story museum.
  • Outstanding place. It's got the whole history of Parris Island & the Depot & the Marine Corps, broken down by eras, conflicts, uniforms, weaponry. Fantastic history. "We Make Marines" Semper Fi.
  • We went to a Marine graduation and visited this museum, it is small but has a lot of interesting material about the Island, how the training facility came about and some of what the marines go through
  • The cradle of the Marine Corps also has a top-notch museum. They blend the history if the Corps, early settlers and Marine Training in a beautiful building.
  • It is an awesome place to visit. It is a big part of our history and our freedom!
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