The Yellow Footprints

Parris Island South Carolina

Visitors to the Parris Island can find out what it takes to become a United States Marine. In the War Memorial Building on Panama Street features 10,000 square feet of exhibit space.

The museum is open daily except holidays and admission is free. It’s a great way to learn about the history and traditions of the Marine Corp.

Young visitors can experience what it would be like to walk in the shoes of a receiving recruit. Upon arrival all new recruits are greeted by a drill instructor at the legendary yellow footprints, and these are the words they hear:

You are now aboard Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island South Carolina, and you have just taken the first step toward becoming a member of the world’s finest fighting force, the United States Marine Corps.” To read more visit: Marineparents/bootcamp

While visiting the island take a minute to read about the history of the area, and how it all began. Other historic sites are on the island with maps available inside the museum.

Along with the historic area beautiful waterfront, you will see the iconic water tower and some tribute monuments along the way.

Since 1915 the Depot has trained over 1 million men and women who have served all over the world.

Travelers information:

Parris Island is located just south if Port Royal in Beaufort County South Carolina. Plan to spend the day it’s a great museum.

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