Parris Island Tour & PI Museum

Welcome to the earliest history for Europeans in North America, and a military history that dates back to 1861. This 2.5 hour long tour features a history that covers the Spanish settlement of Santa Elena and the historical military training district of Parris Island. Join us by air-conditioned bus into story, song, and history of Parris Island featuring a stop at the Parris Island History Museum. See the island that has been subject to intrigue, expansion, and facilities that have influenced American citizen's for generations.

Come see Parris Island up close and personal. We will see the historic district of Parris Island. Together we will immerse ourselves in the military history and the expansion of the Spanish empire from the 1500's. See all this from the comfort of air conditioned van. Including several photo opportunities as well.


  • Adult $35.00

  • Kids (5-12) $17.50

  • Kids (0-5) $0.00 

Length: 2.5 Hours 

Pickup Tour Location: 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


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