Parris Island Museum

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Parris Island Museum
Parris Island Museum Exhibit 001.jpg
Parris Island Museum is located in South Carolina
Parris Island Museum
Parris Island Museum
Location within South Carolina
Established January 8, 1975 (1975-01-08)
Location Building 111, Panama Street
Marine Corps Recruit Depot
Beaufort, South Carolina
United States
Coordinates 32°20′51″N 80°40′38″W / 32.347488°N 80.67736°W / 32.347488; -80.6773632°20′50.9562″N 80°40′38.5″W / 32.347487833°N 80.677361°W / 32.347487833; -80.677361 (Parris Island Museum)Coordinates: 32°20′50.9562″N 80°40′38.5″W / 32.347487833°N 80.677361°W / 32.347487833; -80.677361 (Parris Island Museum)
Type Military History
Website Parris Island Museum

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 10,000-square-foot (930 m2) 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.[1] Other exhibits display artifacts from the early 19th century to the present day.[2]

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Commandant 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.[2]

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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Parris Island Museum", Parris Island Museum website. Retrieved on 25 April 2014]
  2. ^ a b Marine Corps League. "Parris Island Museum Re-opens", Semper Fi, May/June 2008, p. 24.

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