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Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum

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Address: Bed and Breakfast, Mount Pleasant, SC 29464
Phone Number: 843-884-2727
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Description: The history of Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum began in June 1975...
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 stop for any military, navy, WWII buff...the USS Yorktown is just an incredible, tangible, lasting memory of the world we lived in 60+ years ago and is a testament to the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
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Lake Norman, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

A must stop for any military, navy, WWII buff...the USS Yorktown is just an incredible, tangible, lasting memory of the world we lived in 60+ years ago and is a testament to the men who served on her...

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Langen
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

This Museum includes the USS Yorktown aircraft carrier, a submarine,a battleship and a Vietnam display. You need really a day to visit this Museum. Even at jammin it, you´ll need a minimum of 4 hours to enjoy it. A very interesting display. The only downside is that you you can see that this site is in need of funding, But... More 

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North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

If you have interest in Naval history, then Patriots Point is not to be missed, Accessible by car or by water taxi, its each to get to and enjoy many hours of exploration. The carrier Yorktown and several other exhibits provide plenty of opportunity to step back and imagine what it must have been like to serve in the Pacific... More 

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Kinston, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

With CV10 YORKTOWN as the main attraction, a small, older sub, and a small (maybe half the size as a north Carolina class) battleship, helicopter rides, Vietnam hero's welcome park and Charleston harbour tours. This place pretty much takes a whole weekend to enjoy. Had a great time!!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

I visited yesterday as we are staying in the hotel next door. This is not something I would normally do but I thought my son would like it (he is 3). Everyone in my group enjoyed it. We went on the aircraft carrier only. It was huge, you can walk through at your own pace (you can rent an audio... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

PROS: great gift shop; great bang for your buck- you see an aircraft carrier, a destroyer, a submarine and a Vietnam Memorial; affordable café inside the ship; good selection of planes inside; elevator for handicapped people and small children; ample parking; significant history for the carrier and the destroyer. CONS: can be exhausting for some people to see- better pace... More 

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Waterloo, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

The Yorktown was so fun to explore. It is set up in 5 tours and very interesting. It was clean, staff very friendly and worth the money.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

As a local resident, you don't always get out to enjoy the history that surrounds us. As a military brat, this was an unbelievable experience. You definitely learn to appreciate and discover passion for those that risk their life's. It took me 5 hours to see all that's there and I feel like I still missed something. Their snack bar... More 

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Richmond, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 via mobile

My wife has always wanted to set foot on an aircraft carrier and now she's done it. The deck was arrayed with several aircraft and even had the cable with the tailhook displayed. The gangways are narrow, so watch yourself in getting to the bridge. We also really enjoyed the Vietnam display. It's the most concerted effort to depict life... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

We have a six year old son and this was his favorite day of our two week road trip. He loved exploring all three vessels (Yorktown, Laffey, and Clamagore). Then we moved on to the Vietnam exhibit. We spent about four hours in total and our son learned an astonishing amount about military history. We aren't very knowledgeable about military... More 

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