Groups visiting Parris Island who wish an organized, escorted tour must submit a request at least 40 days prior to arriving. Group tours will be granted on a case-by-case basis and is contingent on factors such as manpower and time, as well as government regulations. Visits are typically limited to Mondays through Fridays.
Eligible groups include JROTC, ROTC, reunion groups, community organizations, veterans organizations, active duty military groups/units, etc. Groups of family and friends attending Family Day and graduation should not submit a request and refer here for more information.
Download the Visits Request Form.
E-mail completed forms to PARR_SMB_MCRDPI_VISITS@usmc.mil
Miscellaneous Information Regarding Group Tours
Transportation to, from and around Parris Island must be provided by the group. Military vehicles will not be authorized. All vehicle operators must be licensed and possess registration and proof on insurance for their vehicles.
Lodging for most groups is not available on Parris Island. (For small groups, rooms may be available at one of our lodging facilities.) The use of military barracks or other military buildings for overnight lodging is only available to ROTC, JROTC and Young Marines groups and is granted on a space-available basis.
Groups may request to eat at most base dining facilities, including a mess hall. Options and costs will be coordinated by the group and Parris Island after the request form is submitted.
For all ROTC/JROTC groups, mess hall meals and Meals, Ready-to-Eat are provided to students at no cost. Chaperones/instructors/staff will pay the full government meal rate (Breakfast $2.55; Lunch $4.65; Dinner $4.65. Weekend meals are $5.35 mornings; $6.55 evenings).
For all Young Marines groups, mess hall meals and Meals, Ready-to-Eat are provided to children at the reduced government meal rate (Breakfast $2.15; Lunch $4.00; Dinner $4.00). Chaperones/instructors/staff will pay the full government meal rate (Breakfast $2.55; Lunch $4.65; Dinner $4.65). To inquire about discounted meal rates, call 843-228-3570.
For more information, contact the Parris Island visits section at 843-228-3349.