PARRIS ISLAND BUS TOUR & SANTA ELENA HISTORY CENTER MUSEUM (SEHC)

Start your adventure with a visit to the Santa Elena History Center and then come see Parris Island up close and personal. Immerse yourself in the military history and the expansion of the Spanish empire during the 1500's by visiting Parris Island Museum. Our bus will tour the base and then stop and walk where the archaeologists found the settlements.See all this from our air conditioned bus/van.

Reservations required 3 days in advance for this tour!

FREE PARKING @ 1501 BAY STREET! TOURS LEAVE FROM THIS LOCATION

Cost: $35 Bus Tour + $10 SEHC Museum

FREE PARKING @ 1501 Bay St Beaufort SC 29902 (Look for 7 flag Poles & Free Parking at adjacent parking lot)

Tour Features: 

  • Guided Tour of Parris Island Historic District 

  • Parris Island History Museum  

  • Santa Elena 1600th Century Archaeological Site 

  • Guide Dressed in period dress and 16th century arquebus (early portable gun) demonstration

  • Song and stories from the eras of antebellum, civil war, WWII and 16th century

  • Parris Island History Museum -The Parris Island Museum is a 10,000-square-foot exhibit facility located on the Marine Corps Recruit Depot and is certified as an official Marine Corps Command Museum.  

 

Or call 843-525-0459

 
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Add on the Santa Elena History Museum Ticket in Downtown Beaufort SC:

The mission of the Santa Elena Foundation is To discover, preserve, and share the untold story of America’s first – and lost – century through the rise and fall of Santa Elena. The strategic vision for the Santa Elena Foundation is to expand the knowledge of Santa Elena and other 16th Century European settlements in the area of the Port Royal Sound. The vision of the Santa Elena Foundation will be achieved via continual archaeological research and through programs at a cultural interpretive center. Cost is additional $10.00 per person