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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 for patriotic Americans!

This visit invoked so many emotions...pride in America as a whole, awe that these massive, complex and incredible vessels were manufactured in the 1st half of the 19th century... read more

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Van Wert, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This visit invoked so many emotions...pride in America as a whole, awe that these massive, complex and incredible vessels were manufactured in the 1st half of the 19th century, sadness that many men were lost defending my freedom...this really opens your eyes to what America is capable of, and what a sacrifice many have made. Touring the ship gives you... More 

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Mason, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Ships are open and totally accessible for you to tour! Some of the planes you can access as well! Great time and beautiful scenario.

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Omaha, Nebraska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Amazing history on display - we had a great day of weather too! We also go to witness a plane restoration unveiling with many veterans on hand. This is easily a full day if you want to really get to see it all.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The tour guide was knowledgeable and entertaining. Flexed his style to meet the groups interests-fun experience.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a must see.... we had already seen a battle ship and a carrier but still great to see. The Viet Nam memorial was unreal! Gave you a taste of the environment...It was one of our favorite tours.

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Eugene, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

There are 3 vessels to tour, not just the USS Yorktown. There is also a destroyer and a submarine you can walk through. I was amazed at how much time we spent walking around the Yorktown. There are 5 tours you can do while listening to a pre-recorded presentation. It was stunning how much goes into just the basic day... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

If you love to see and visit historical sites then this is your place. Its so awesome to be able to walk and tour a WWII aircraft carrier, destroyer and diesel submarine. This place is full of history and a real tribute to all the veterans who have helped keep our country free!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Planned my visit for over a month. Really enjoyed seeing the ships. The interactive displays on the Laffey were just amazing. A big thanks to the Vets and volunteers who put in so much time for her. I was really looking forward to buying souvenirs when my visit was done, only to find out that the gift shop closes an... More 

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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Plenty to see in touring a famous WWII through Vietnam aircraft carrier, a destroyer that served in both the ETO shelling Utah beach in D-Day and in the Pacific participating in the battle of Okinawa. The destroyer is one of the most decorated ships of WWII. You'll learn plenty about our naval history in visiting this superb museum.

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Charleston, South Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

An aircraft carrier, a destroyer and a submarine available to experience in one place. An awesome and educational and fun experience for every generation. Highly recommended.

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