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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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walk down hubby's memory lane

We visited because my hubby is a Navy vet. We visited the submarine, destroyer and the aircraft... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Marilyn A
A good place to visit

We had about an hour and a half to spend after lunch before heading to the airport and decided to... read more

Reviewed 6 days 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
+1 843-884-2727
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We visited because my hubby is a Navy vet. We visited the submarine, destroyer and the aircraft carrier. A LOT walking, stair climbing and ladder climbing. There is some portions that are accessible but not many. The Medal of Honor display was wonderful. Allow 4-6...More

Thank Marilyn A
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We had about an hour and a half to spend after lunch before heading to the airport and decided to stop here. Granted, this stop could take all day but we used our time wisely and took in the submarine, the destroyer and the Medal...More

Thank PamC54
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Spent the day touring USD Yorktown, USD Laffey and USD Clamgore. We had lunch at the Fighting Lady Cafe aboard the Yorktown, one meal which was gluten free.

Thank Judy P
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went to see the aircraft carrier.and saw much more..submarine..mock encampment..lots of parking.fee to enter..poor signage to get into it from hwy 17

Thank waxshx40
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

awesome place to visit. we will be back so many things to see. you could spend a full day here. we went with parents and 3 teenage girls we all enjoyed it. plus a bonus if you love watching dolphins who h i do you...More

Thank Amanda M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I admit, I was only going too see the USS Yorktown because I heard it was haunted. I like history, but wars and ships, eh. So glad I went! You get a great understanding of what life was like on the floating city and the...More

Thank orracle
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Yorktown was a huge ship, I did not know that many aircrafts could be on a ship like that. You could spend a day on here doing all of the tours. It was very in informative and a lot of hands in learning. they...More

Thank Diana A
Reviewed 1 week ago

You could plan on spending a day here, With the Yorktown tours, walking thru the Destroyer Laffey, spending a little time on the Submarine Clamagore (if it is still there, no monies budgeted for it restoration) and finishing in the Vietnam exhibit that has Cobra,...More

1  Thank solarpowered1
Reviewed 1 week ago

The exhibit comprises an aircraft carrier, a submarine, a destroyer and an exhibit covering the Vietnam War. The WWII Yorktown carrier is huge and we spent hours following the marked tours throughout its many decks. The ships have various displays and some videos and if...More

1  Thank WarrenHongKong
Reviewed 1 week ago

Chance to tour several types of ships and soak in history. Naval history and a Vietnam experience. Knowledgeable tour guides, movies - plenty to see and do for everyone .

Thank jerzeegolfer
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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
24 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
24 May 2017|
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Response from AndrewOcean | Reviewed this property |
Try the google on the interweb.