My name is Vera Basilone and I’m here to help you make the most of your visit to Parris Island.
Are you here for a recruit graduation? Are you prior military? Do you want to visit the Parris Island Museum and explore the history of the Marine Corps? Whatever your reason, ParrisIsland.com has answers to help you find your way around the base.
I’ve lived in Beaufort with my family, just a few miles from the base, since 1994. My husband and I work on the Depot and know lots of places to visit and things to see while you are in Beaufort, South Carolina.
Although this web site contains graduation dates and other helpful information, It is not the official Marine Corps Recruit Depot web page.
If you are visiting Parris Island for a graduation, click on the Graduation tab. There you will find all of the graduation dates, information on how to get on the base, and a link to a .PDF so you can print out the graduation dates.
When you’re hungry, check out my Restaurant tab where you will see local places we like to eat , what kind of service you should expect and our favorite dishes. Sign up for the free Restaurant Guide and see my picks for the top 10 casual places to eat while you are here along with their distance from the base. Looking for a hotel? The Places to Stay tab will give you some ideas. Also check out the Things to Do tab for Beaufort activities.
Don’t make this a onetime visit; sign up for my free mini guide, and I’ll send you weekly e-mails (6 total), with tips and resources to help you make the most of your visit to Parris Island.
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