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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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We attended an event on the USS Yorktown and loved it! This retired aircraft carrier holds a lot of history and we enjoyed our self-guided tour around the vessel. If you are in... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Blythewood, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We attended an event on the USS Yorktown and loved it! This retired aircraft carrier holds a lot of history and we enjoyed our self-guided tour around the vessel. If you are in the area it is a must visit!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Our family with three children ages 18, 16, and 10 enjoyed spending a couple of hours exploring the USS Yorktown from the flight deck, the bridge, hanger, barracks, and engine room and the museum. The audio tour was helpful to get more information. We didn't have enough time to view the Vietnam display or the submarine. You could spend most... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Spent the night as a chaperone with my son's Boy Scouts troop and had a great time. We got to sleep in the crew quarters and have breakfast on the ship the next morning. The staff was friendly and knowledgeable.

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Thank Scott S
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Patriots Point offers several points of interest. The Medal of Honor museum, the USS Yorktown, a destroyer and a submarine are all included in the admission price. The view from the deck of the aircraft craft carrier across the Charleston harbor is awesome. Various air craft are on display with lots of historical facts.

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Thank Kay C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My teenage son and husband love it and before it was over so did I! You can see the main points in 2 hours but if you really want to see most of it you'll need at least 4 hours, at least we did. My suggestion in start the tours headed down into the ship and save the flight deck... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Perfect ocean view. This place has awesome cool unique burger options. Our waiter was super friendly and awesome. I love that the have drink prices on the menu and that they are reasonable and good. Loved everything about this place and the kids loved it too.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

After visiting the USS ALABAMA... this exhibit fair exceeds it... Very well maintained facilities and super friendly staff. Huge historical significance to the USS YORKTOWN and my 10 year old was amazed and educated on carriers and all the internal ship exibits.. BRAVO GANG... WELL DONE HIGHLY RECOMMENDED VISIT...

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The museum exhibits on the ship are excellent. There is so much to see and learn about life on the ship, and both WWII and Vietnam events, that you need to plan to spend the day. They even have a little cafe where you can get lunch, although we didn't eat there. The surprise was going into the submarine! Wow!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Having an appreciation of our countrys history this is one not to be missed. The USS Yorktown having been in battle and in service for as long as it was, makes you proud. To see how our brave men at sea lived and fought is great. The flight deck and the planes that took off and landed on it is... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband really wanted to do this. So we did. Took us about 2 hours and we didn't do the whole thing. We got the head sets. Lots of info on them more then what you get if you just walked around. If you didn't have the head set then it would take less time. Very interesting, if you like... More 

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