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Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum

40 Patriots Point Rd, Mount Pleasant, SC 29464-4377
+1 843-884-2727
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The history of Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum began in June 1975 when the legendary aircraft carrier USS Yorktown entered Charleston Harbor. A few months later, the USS Yorktown was dedicated as the first ship of the Naval & Maritime Museum on the 200th birthday of the United States Navy. Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum was officially opened to the public on January 3, 1976. Today the museum consists of the aircraft carrier USS Yorktown (CV-10) with 29 aircraft on display from WWII to the present; the USS Laffey (DD-724), a Sumner-class destroyer; and the USS Clamagore (SS-343), a GUPPY III submarine. The Congressional Medal of Honor Society is headquartered here and their official Medal of Honor Museum is onboard the USS Yorktown. There is also a Cold War Sub Memorial and Vietnam Support Base Camp on the surrounding grounds.
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40 Patriots Point Rd, Mount Pleasant, SC 29464-4377
+1 843-884-2727
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Reviewed yesterday

Great visit. Staff and volunteers are helpful, hospitable and knowledgeable. The story of the destroyer and the attacks against it was well exhibited and explained. The gift shop is great, it has a good selection of models available for purchase.

Thank HopeSails
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Very interesting and informative museum. Truly brings the past alive and into perspective with the planes and walk of the flight deck. It is fully exposed to the weather so be prepared! Definitely worth a visit.

Thank bob b
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Our family has come numerous times to the USS Yorktown. We enjoy every visit, and with several age ranges of children there is still something for all. This is an in depth full sensory experience of the ships and their lives on board, and in...More

Thank JJdorn
Reviewed 2 days ago

We did not visit the museum due to timing constraints, but only came down to patriots point to take a look at the area. To access by car, you need to pay $5 for the parking. When not visiting the museum like we did, you...More

Thank mathiasdebrouwer
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Incredible especially for my three sons! If you are going to visit this you are likely a Naval buff at the very least or military fan or just a huge FAN of the good 'ol U. S. A. Spend the day here and enjoy all...More

Thank Pleasant3boymom
Reviewed 3 days ago

Coming to the Charleston area, I was told by multiple people to visit the Yorktown, so we did. The ship is divided up into 5 different tour routes showing almost everything on the ship. I can't think of anything that we didn't see. There are...More

Thank ceanderson3
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I am not much of a history fan but my husband is and this place had my attention! The ship is huge and amazing! We spent an entire day here from open to close and still didn't see it all. If you are a history...More

1  Thank Beth W
Reviewed 4 days ago

We stayed overnight on a boy scouts camp out. The boys loved it. It is difficult to conceive how demanding it was for the soldiers that served on this ship. It is super hot (though the museum and the sleeping quarters are air conditioned). An...More

Thank mlnlaw
Reviewed 5 days ago

Patriots point is a very good attraction for the history buff in your group. Kids also seem to like due to the large ships and planes. The Vietnam era base is neat also. The ferry to Fort Sumter also departs from here. Tickets are not...More

Thank Ben M
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Our first visit to an aircraft carrier, our family enjoyed the opportunity for an insight into the life of a sailor. A must-see for anyone traveling in that area.

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Kimberly T
27 June 2017|
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Response from Andrea S | Reviewed this property |
Hi Kimberly, I'm not sure if lawn chairs would be allowed, but if you call the main office of Patriots Point I'm sure they would tell you. I'd keep in mind that you'd have to lug the chairs all the way from the parking lot... More
23 May 2017|
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Response from Moira D | Reviewed this property |
I have searched the patriot's Point website and there does not seem to be a website just for the shop, however, if you get onto the website and click on Contact Us, there is a U S phone number where you can phone for... More
23 May 2017|
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Response from Lou K | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is!