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Military Installations

 

Visit the Parris Island Museum

Ooh-rah! Two of the best things about Beaufort, SC, our history & our military, come together in one place: the Parris Island Museum is located at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot on Parris Island in Beaufort, SC.  Exhibits feature the “long and honored history and traditions of the Marine Corps.” Admission is free, and the hours are the following: daily from 10 am to 4:30 pm. The museum is closed on New Years, […]

Beaufort Marine Corps Air Station - MCAS

Location: Comprised of 6,900 acres MCAS Beaufort is located 70 miles south southwest of Charleston, S.C., on South Carolina Highway 21, four miles from downtown Beaufort, and eight miles from Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island. The base covers 6,900 acres, of which 5,800 are located east of Highway 21 and include operational facilities. The remaining acres contain the Laurel Bay military family housing area four miles west of the […]

Beaufort Naval Hospital - Beaufort, SC

Command’s Employment: The primary mission of Naval Hospital, Beaufort is to provide a comprehensive range of emergency, outpatient, and inpatient health care services to active duty personnel and ensure preparations for the performance of assigned contingency and wartime duties. In addition, to provide health care services in support of the Navy and Marine Corps shore activities and units of the operating forces. Subject to the availability of resources, provide health […]

MCRD Parris Island Recruit Boot Camp

During 1715 an Englishman named Colonel Alexander Parris purchased the island and eight small surrounding islands. Until the Civil War, plantation life flourished here. Marines were first stationed on Parris Island in 1891, in the form of a small security detachment headed by First Sergeant Richard Donovan. His unit was attached to the Naval Station, Port Royal, the forerunner of Parris Island. Donovan’s unit was highly commended for preserving life and property during hurricanes […]

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