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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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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 via mobile

Great ships, pretty planes, lots of history that tells a story. We had to rush through part of it because we did Fort Sumter first and the USS Yorktown took the longest time but we did go through the other 2 ships and went through...More

Thank valliam13
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

For young children this really is not a great trip there is very little to interest them (intereactive), it is loud in places, and there are tons of stairs. That being said, I loved it and recommend to anyone into military and/or history. The Yorktown...More

Thank AspenLenore
Reviewed 5 days ago

It was quite amazing to be able to explore almost the entire Yorktown Carrier on your own. If you like to read and see everything then it will take some time. They give you a printed guide explaining the different tours available and then you...More

Thank rbross50
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

USS YORKTOWN and Laffey were great to tour. They let you walk all over the ships and pier. Also, did the Vietnam tour of what the soldiers had to deal with. It was of course sad. But, a great way of keeping the memory alive...More

Thank cbandit4u
Reviewed 6 days ago

We enjoyed visiting - we only got to go on Yorktown because it was bigger than we anticipated. We spent about 3 hours on the Yorktown itself because there is so much to look at and read. If you like history, I recommended 3/4 of...More

Thank Jessc416
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very cool place to see lots of military history and aircrafts. The ship is huge and has tons to see. Be warned: it is a LOT of walking, squeezing into small spaces, and climbing up lots of small sets of stairs. If you can't handle...More

Thank KMB_GA
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you've never been on navy ship I would recommend a visit. The work the veterans and volunteers have done is incredible! They have a " Vietnam Experience" display. Very humbling ! We wish welcome home all the veterans and thank them for their service.

Thank Patty H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our day was rainy but still fun. We toured the submarine, destroyer, and air craft carrier. The air craft carrier had veterans working from WW2. These men were impressive. A lot of veterans worked other places too. My boys of course were amazed. For me...More

Thank Chris B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Submarine on display representing the Fleet Ballistic Missile submarines is the USS Lewis and Clark. Myself and about 130 other submariners who had been assigned to man this submarine in 1960s and 1970s gathered to honor the submarine and crews from over the years!...More

Thank JungleJym55
Reviewed 1 week ago

wonderful museum on a ship that had so many things to see. sometimes we had to climb a bit more than we wanted to and couldn't see everything but it was good. take the kids!

Thank 2travelers570
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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
23 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
23 May 2017|
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Response from Lou K | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is!