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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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Ghost tour is something different

We have toured many ships and the best experience is with a tour guide. We wanted to try the ghost... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Gary T
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La Grange, Kentucky
Great Adventure

My wife and I went here on our anniversary. I highly recommend everyone to visit this attraction... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Josh L
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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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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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40 Patriots Point Rd, Mount Pleasant, SC 29464-4377
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Reviewed yesterday

We have toured many ships and the best experience is with a tour guide. We wanted to try the ghost tour with the Yorktown. Some paranormal information, a lot of unusual facts that wouldn't be on a normal tour. The small group, easy access to...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My wife and I went here on our anniversary. I highly recommend everyone to visit this attraction. USS Yorktown is massive, and it is really cool to get to see what it is like on board an aircraft carrier. Just be aware, there’s no AC...More

Thank Josh L
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I was completely shocked by how good the visit was I could of easily spent all day touring the 3 ships,

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Reviewed 3 days ago

It’s hard to describe the emotions while reading the history as you walk through the ships. There’s so much to see. While the history is more interesting to adults, the displays are something for the kids to enjoy, too. It’s beyond memorable.

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Reviewed 3 days ago

local has a smell of history, great for spending the day with friends and family. I'm sure I'll be back.

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Took the day to do the USS Lexington and all the other attractions around the area. Well worth the time. They hire veterans to run the visitor center area. Must see in Charleston.

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We had the best time on the aircraft carrier looking at all the ship had to offer looking at all the planes on the deck week 2 word on the submarine that was there we also saw a destroyer ship that was there on site...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Nothing like going through these very interactive exhibits and seeing the equipment up close and hearing the stories first hand. The volunteers are so knowledgeable and share their own experiences and that of their families. We have always respected our military servicemen, but we have...More

Thank L F
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The price is a bit steep for us retired folks, but Patriots Point offers many options that are fascinating. First of all, a boat trip to Fort Sumter is a must! It takes about 3 hours out of your day, but historically and architecturally, it...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This was a great trip for my children to see history of WWII come to life. They enjoyed seeing the planes and the Yorktown. They also visited a submarine. A little pricy and tight quarters. You will have to climb stairs on the boat that...More

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snowcat54
21 June 2018|
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Response from Pjlewis63 | Reviewed this property |
The Vietnam experience would be easily accessible. The warships would be very difficult or impossible. Access to the main aircraft “hangar” deck of Yorktown would be easy, but everything else requires stairs or ladder... More
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Karen W
19 April 2018|
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Response from Jimmy M | Reviewed this property |
My wife and I spent about 6 hours touring the Yorktown, submarine, and Vietnam area. We would have probably taken longer, but it was chilly and the wind was blowing very hard. We couldn't stay out on the flight deck very... More
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germanypa
17 February 2018|
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Response from Thomas C | Reviewed this property |
No veterans discount. Active military in uniform are free and and active military with id receive a discount. Seniors pay $17 each. Regular admission is $22.
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