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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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On the Yorktown. This massive fourth instance of the vessel is worth visitig

Interior is not fancy, but to be expected on an aircraft carrier. A well done museum, water views... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
jbwfive
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Charleston, South Carolina
Go see this! Allow at least 4 hours!

At first I was put off by the $22 entry fee then, after spending an entire afternoon wandering... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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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
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40 Patriots Point Rd, Mount Pleasant, SC 29464-4377
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Interior is not fancy, but to be expected on an aircraft carrier. A well done museum, water views. Our event was a large, standing crowd moving through exhibits and tables for food and drink.

Thank jbwfive
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

At first I was put off by the $22 entry fee then, after spending an entire afternoon wandering around I realized it is well worth it. For your entry fee you get access to a destroyer ship, a submarine, the USS Yorktown and the Vietnam...More

Thank Earthbound-Traveler
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ride the helicopter!!! Best $65 you will spend!!! The tours on the ships were very good!!! The Vietnam memorial was good!!

Thank Nancy C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Recently visited Patriot’s Point with my wife as part of our wedding anniversary trip to Charleston. We hadn’t been here in years, plus we both love history and with the Groupon we used we saved a lot of money. I’m impressed at how well preserved...More

Thank Colbey H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A hit with the whole family. Getting to explore the bowels of an aircraft carrier especially the engine room was a hit with my Hubby and 17 year old. Allow yourself a good 3-4 hours to adequately explore the Aircraft Carrier, Destroyer, Vietnam experience and...More

Thank Lynne M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellente. I’m proud to be an American. My Navy son, Japanese wife and I (prior Army) visited and enjoyed ourselves walking through the Yorktown. The Navy man explained procedures aboard the USS Liffey while we all experienced history. We talked to one of the volunteers...More

Thank EmWillia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a blast exploring all thee vessels, as well as the Vietnam experience. Having spent 5 1/2 hours or more exploring, I feel we could spend another day and still find things I didn’t see previously. I Hope to return soon but highly recommend...More

Thank Trisha S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our family of 6 with kids from 12-19 visited yesterday. We spent 4 hours touring the Yorktown, submarine and Vietnam experience. The kids enjoyed seeing the WWII ships much more than I expected.

Thank Dtokeefe15
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was my 4th or 5th visit, but my husband's 1st time, and it was still exciting. My Dad was on 2 different aircraft carriers when he was in the Navy years ago, so I guess I got my love of military history from him....More

Thank Crystal D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What is to be said for all those who gave so that we may live free without the sacrifice of war. The USS Yorktown gives you a sense of awe and wonder how 3500 men live work and perform under such intense pressure and confined...More

Thank Eric S
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charlesgE9252NC
14 January 2018|
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Response from Gail T | Reviewed this property |
It's not a National Park so I don't think so.
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3 January 2018|
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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
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