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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
09:00 - 18:30
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 18:30
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

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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This place is always a great place to go with older kids. We live in the same town as this and always go every year.

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mount pleasant,SC
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This place is always a great place to go with older kids. We live in the same town as this and always go every year.

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San Diego, California
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Great place to visit USN History in WW II on Yorktown carrier and Destroyer Laffey. Self gilded tours as well as seeing post WW II submarine. Nice area well maintained and plenty of parking.

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Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
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Patriots Point is built around three warships of WWII vintage: USS Yorktown (CV-10), USS Laffey (DD-724), and USS Clamagore (SS-343). One can tour each of the ships, either with or without a guide. Yorktown's size allows exhibits of the ship's history; the aircraft that were based on her, as well as some from times after she retired; the history of... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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Patriots Point is a must visit and is a fantastic walk through history as you do self tours of an aircraft carrier, destroyer, submarine and a Vietnam era camp.

Thank Scottiola
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Patriots Point Foundation has done an incredible job putting together an accurate and inspiring look at the living, working, and combat conditions and experiences of our servicemen and women. It brings history to life. See where they slept, ate, bathed, received medical and dental care, relaxed, and so much more. Get your workout following the routes they may have... More 

Thank UofFlaGal
Saugerties, New York
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We enjoyed a visit to Patriot Point -- visiting the Yorktown and Laffey as well as the Medal of Honor Museum. Beautifully run museum!

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East Rockaway, New York
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Really nice area, ample parking, but $5. Very spread out. They probably could use more guides around the carrier, for info AND directions around. We did the helicopter tour - very reasonably priced.

Thank Rocketscientist3
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I enjoyed the two ships and the submarine which are available to tour for the admission charge. It is a self guided tour unless you opt to purchase and audio recorded tour for an additional charge. Information about the sections of the ship are provided, as well and many military maritime displays. There are many flights of... More 

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Port Charlotte, Florida
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We spent a few hours here and it was time well spent. We splurged on the audio headsets which were very helpful. There are 5 self guided tours of the Yorktown as well as other static displays. The tours do involve a lot of walking and stairs, so it's not for those with limited mobility. In addition to the main... More 

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Waukesha, Wisconsin
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

If you love history this is the place to be. Tour aircraft carrier, ship, and submarine used in World War II. Learn about the history of the ships and it's crews. Also the Vietnam Memorial was also very moving. Overall awesome place.

Thank Bonnie H

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