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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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It is a lot of walking in some tight places but well worth it. The people working enjoy what they do and it certainly comes across. There are all branches of the military that... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

It is a lot of walking in some tight places but well worth it. The people working enjoy what they do and it certainly comes across. There are all branches of the military that work/volunteer which provides so much additional history to the museum.

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

My husband and I stayed the night in Mount Pleasant on our way to Savannah for an anniversary trip and decided to visit before heading back out on the road. It was definitely worth it. There is SO much to see. We spent about four hours and made it through the Vietnam site and the USS Yorktown. There are many... More 

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Went with family (including grandkids) Enjoyed the tour. Had an excellent experience watching the children learning while having fun,

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

As we walked across the bridge to get to the ship it was absolutely massive. Seeing it from a distance is one thing but as you approach it's overwhelming. There is a medal of honor museum with in the ship as well as several historical airplanes both inside the ship as well as on deck. They've done an excellent job... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Worth every dollar to see USS Yorktown alone. It'll take you all day to see all of her. A superb day out and it's also worth looking at the destroyer and submarine nearby and the Vietnam display too, if you have time. Highly recommended.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Loved it! It was a lot of walking of walking so be prepared. It is a lot to see so allow yourself plenty of time to enjoy.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

There is much to do at Patriots Point. The curators have done an excellent job. The park is on the Cooper river. Admission into the park is $5. Servicemembers in uniform or those with an active duty ID card get discounts at the gate and the attractions. The park has an area called the Vietnam experience. For those who are... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We always try to tour something educational when we go on our "winter getaway" and this did not disappoint!! I love the self guided tours, the staff was very polite and informative. This is the history that kids need to see, not just read about (where they are skipping more & more in schools) in school. Don't miss Fort Sumter!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Very interesting. Had a great time. Volunteers was very helpful and had alot of knowledge. Make sure that you talk to them, they are full of historical knowledge

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We had so much fun! My boyfriend is in the Air Force and a huge plane enthusiast so this was his kind of place. Tickets are good all day long, and the exhibits just keep coming. $22 for an adult ($17 with military ID, free in uniform) gets you into the USS Yorktown (featuring the flight deck, Medal of Honor... More 

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