Since 1915, Parris Island's primary mission has been Recruit Training. Over a million men and women have come to the Depot to complete the transition from civilian to United States Marine. The Parris Island Museum is a 10,000-square-foot exhibit facility located on the Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, South Carolina and is certified as an official Marine Corps Command Museum. The Parris Island History and Museum Society supports the Museum in its mission to exhibit and interpret the long and rich legacy of the Marine Corps and the pivotal and expansive history of the Port Royal region. Come to the Parris Island Museum and explore their timeline of local and regional history from the first native occupants to early European explorers and settlements. Witness the origin of the Marine Corps and its impact on our burgeoning nation in the American Revolution, the Civil War and the Spanish American War. Follow the expeditionary forces across the globe through the modern wars and peacekeeping missions. Immerse yourself in military history. Learn what it means to become a United States Marine. Learn More!
The Gift Shop
The Gift Shop is operated by the Parris Island Historical and Museum Society, a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization. The Gift Shop offers a wide variety of Marine Corps-themed merchandise, including: USMC accessories, books, challenge coins, collectibles, decals, DVDs, emblems, flags, Parris Island commemoratives, mugs, ornaments, patches, pins, posters, sweatshirts, t-shirts, toys, watches, and much more. Profits from the Gift Shop support the Depot’s Museum by providing funds for the preservation, perpetuation and display of relics, historical objects, manuscripts, books and pictures, as well as educational and out-reach programs. Go Shopping!
The 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. Learn More!
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Parris Island Historical and Museum Society
Bldg. 111, Marine Corps Recruit Depot
Parris Island, SC 29905
Gift Shop 843-228-2166 Museum 843-228-2951