Visiting Charlesfort and Santa Elena
You can visit site of Charlesfort/Santa Elena any time of the year. A small on-site exhibit explains the history of Santa Elena and points out some of the more interesting facts about the place and its inhabitants. Located nearby, the Parris Island Museum offers an in-depth exhibit relating to the history of the site and its surroundings.
Throughout the year, archaeologists engage in continuing research at Parris Island and provide visitors with the chance to see an excavation in progress. For more information on the excavation calendar, visit the Santa Elena home page.
Volunteers JoAn and David Jordan excavating features while visitors watch.
Maps and more...
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