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Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum

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Address: 40 Patriots Point Rd, Mount Pleasant, SC 29464-4377
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+1 843-884-2727
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09:00 - 18:30
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 18:30
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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The history of Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum began in June...

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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A Must See!

Visit the ships and take a tour to Fort Sumter---so interesting! A great place to explore and learn for all ages!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Visit the ships and take a tour to Fort Sumter---so interesting! A great place to explore and learn for all ages!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

An absolutely MUST SEE. The history of the USS Yorktown is great, and an actual WWII submarine, the USS Clagamore is amazing to walk through.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed visiting with our 92 year old WWII vet Dad. The staff was very kind to him and it was special when they added their "thanks for your service" to our tour. One suggestion, you should have a special rate for veterans.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This display is a must see if you are in the area. While admission seemed pricey we soon realized that there was almost a whole days worth of displays to see. Our biggest mistake was not allowing enough time to see it all!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited the USS Yorktown and didn't get lost on the carrier, but were immersed with so much history--both the big picture and the specifics of her history were extensively on display. Would like everyone to see the movie with the interviews of the WWII vets. Might invite a bit of humility and appreciation for the history and survival of our... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Having a long history (retired & current) of military family, we so appreciate this museum~ PERFECT!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We spent 5 hours here and I could have used 5 more. A treasure trove of history and artifacts from several combat missions. Great Vietnam section and don't miss the submarine tour.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I wish I had planned to spend an entire day. We visited just the ships for a few hours in Feb 2017: the carrier: Yorktown, the destroyer: Laffey and the submarine: Clamagore. All of which have tons of information for history, models and pictures. They have areas throughout the Carrier devoted to other ships as well and their history. They... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went there and viewed the medal of Honor exhibit. Definitely worth the price of your visit Old sailor that enjoyed showing family what it was like on board

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Our first trip to the Yorktown was for a New Years Eve Party. It made perfect sense to have a gala New Years Eve Party on the Yorktown with its massive decks and facilities! Of course this was a great party with a band and of all things a young lady on a swing over the band - all evening!... More 

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