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Parris Island museum--worth the stop?

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Parris Island museum--worth the stop?

Greetings, all. Going to Charleston in the fall for anniversary with an overnight in Beaufort. As our time will be limited, I was curious if the Parris Island museum is worth the time. We also wanted to get in a trip to Hunting Island, the Beaufort National Cemetery, and see downtown. Our plan is to leave Charleston early and am trying to decide if Parris Island is worth the stop. Thanks for any input or advice.

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1. Re: Parris Island museum--worth the stop?

We visited the museum, w/my son who is into all things military and my nephew, who is in the navy. Both enjoyed, you can do a quick run through in maybe 90 minutes or so (not reading everything that there is to read).

My parents are buried in the National Cemetery, it's a very moving place. If you read Pat Conroy, it's where his dad is buried, as well (the Great Santini).

If you, indeed, do get started early, I think you should be able to get it all in.

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It is worth it; you will be amazed at the museum and other nearby sites. Remember to bring appropriate identification as you will be stopped at a military gate by MPs/guards. If you can time your visit on a Friday, you would be able to see the graduation show/march of the new marines who have finished boot camp....very moving and great to experience.

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Here's a list of what to do on a day trip. As you see, you'll likely have time to do so.


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Try to arrange your trip on a Friday. The marines hold graduation ceremonies nearly every Friday and it is amazing! The museum is very near the graduation venue. Plan on at least half day at the museum. Unquestionably the best event that we have attended to date.

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