Marines uniform on display in the museum

Parris Island Museum

The Paris Island Museum at Parris Island Marine Corps Recruit Depot offers a panoramic history of the United States Marine Corps. Visitors may explore galleries on the first floor covering Parris Island's rich history from its prehistoric occupation by Native Americans to the establishment of the Depot at the end of the 19th-century. Alongside early Marine Corps history is a room devoted entirely to the Charlesfort-Santa Elena National Historic Landmark, site of French and Spanish colonies on Parris Island between 1562 and 1587. Artifacts and displays covering Port Royal's important military role from the American Revolution to the Civil War are also offered, along with development of the island into a Marine Corps installation after the Spanish American War.  Admission to museum complex is free.   Inside the museum you find a diversity of history preserved and presented in an educational environment.  You will not want to miss visiting this museum during your stay in the Parris Island Marine Corps Recruit Depot Area.

Beaufort Tours

Prince of Tide HouseFrom the downtown Beaufort Historic District to plantations of the Sea Islands, from the Spanish to the French to the British, from the Revolution War to the Civil War to modern day, Beaufort Tours is here to welcome you to their quaint Southern town!  They have several tours to choose from, including the Original Beaufort Movie/History Tour; the Walking History Tour; the Walking Ghost Tour; and the one-of-a-kind Sea Island Plantation and Gullah Tour.  For further information visit their website at

Other Attractions

A complete list of attractions for the city maybe viewed at the "Beaufort Regional Chamber of Commerce" website.