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Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum

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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...more
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40 Patriots Point Rd, Mount Pleasant, SC 29464-4377
+1 843-884-2727
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We were most impressed and consider Patriots Point to be one of the better military maritime exhibits in America. The USS Yorktown saw action in the Pacific during World War 2 including the Battle of Midway, as well as in Korea & Vietnam. It was...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Brissy2
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very interesting for young and old alike. A lot of walking and stairs to climb but worth it. Several self guided tours with so much to see. Could easily spent a day exploring the exhibits and understand history. Would return

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Va5traveler
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very interesting ships & artifacts from the past; Vietnam walk through area was new to me. Educational for kids - the hands on steering drill in the submarine was the favorite activity

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank leiam415
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Favorite place I visited wish I had had another day in town so I could go back. So much interesting things to see: the aircraft carrier with several planes on it. Getting to go through the carrier awesome, was a submarine we got to go...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank carlc627
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was the highlight of our trip. If you love history, the USS Yorktown can't be missed. The entire museum was a living walk through time, and we felt we were there. People were friendly and the exhibits were A+

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank SheilaandGary
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is definitely worth checking out. Plan several hours to see everything. Lots of history here.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Michelle U
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A must stop when visiting Charleston, perfect blend of history, fun, climbing, & exploring. Great for all ages & families. Easy to follow numbered tours take you through the ship. Planes & displays are authentic and interesting.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Sarahawendel
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very educational. You experience the cramped quarters, and how tough life aboard these ships were. Wear comfortable shoes, because you'll be walking a lot, and climbing up and down steep stairs. I would suggest seeing the destroyer and sub before going to the carrier, while...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Paul D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was quite impressed with this museum. We visited the ship and the submarine. It was amazing. Very well displayed. You need to book at least 3 to 4 hrs for the visit. If you are in the Charleston area take the time to visit.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Johanne R
Reviewed 1 week ago

We really enjoyed the visit to the ships and other exhibits. I mentioned purell in the title so let me address that first. EVERYONE is holding onto the ladders going up and down throughout the ships. I saw one guy sneeze into his hand and...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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October 5, 2018|
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Response from Kerenelise | Reviewed this property |
5 and under free. 6-11 are $16, 12-61 are $24, and 62+ are $19.
August 3, 2018|
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Response from Waltzallnight | Reviewed this property |
As far as I know there is no overnight parking for RV's. Sorry.
June 20, 2018|
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Response from Waltzallnight | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there is a elevator on the Yorktown.