Alerts & Conditions

The National Park Service is working service-wide with federal, state, and local public health authorities to closely monitor the COVID-19 pandemic. Based on guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and state and local public health authorities, access to the park is as follows:


  • The park visitor center is open at a reduced capacity, Tuesday through Saturday from 10 am to 4 pm.
  • Porters Chapel Visitor Contact Station is open at a reduced capacity Tuesday through Saturday from 10 am to 4 pm.
  • Park grounds and exterior of park buildings are open daily.

While the listed areas are accessible for visitors to enjoy, some services may be limited.

Consistent with CDC recommendations, people who are not fully vaccinated must continue to wear masks indoors and in crowded outdoor spaces. Masks are required for everyone on all forms of public transportation. Additional details are available at

Please recreate responsibly by following CDC guidance, avoiding high risk activities and staying home if you feel sick.

We will continue to monitor all park functions to ensure that visitors adhere to CDC guidance for mitigating risks associated with the transmission of COVID-19 and take any additional steps necessary to protect public health.

Park Partners

The Penn Center has reopened the Courtney P. Siceloff Welcome Center and Gift Shop, co-located with the York W. Bailey Museum. Please visit the Penn Center website at or call the Penn Center at (843) 838-7105 for information about hours, access, and scheduling your visit.

Beaufort County has opened the Fort Frederick Heritage Preserve. This county-managed passive park allows visitors to explore the ruins of Fort Frederick - an important landmark for Camp Saxton. The site is located at 601 Old Fort Road, Port Royal, South Carolina.

Program Schedule

Subject to change depending on conditions and staff available. Visitor our park calendar for an up to date schedule of programs and events.

NOTE: Check this page often for the latest updates on open facilities, access and program schedules. All openings and programs are based on available staffing. Temporary closures may occur on short notice.

Last updated: July 29, 2021

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Mailing Address:

706 Craven Street
Beaufort, SC 29902


(843) 962-0039

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