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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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Opportunity to experience Naval vessels, airplanes and a land based Vietnam experience. Lots of climbing so minimize bags and wear comfortable shoes. The Yorktown has food to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

I was really enjoying the tour until we went to the submarine. There were groups of kids with supposed supervision, but they were all out of control. The facility really needs to make sure kids are controlled because being in the confined space of a submarine with screaming teens and pre-teens and teachers who do nothing is a very unpleasant... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

Opportunity to experience Naval vessels, airplanes and a land based Vietnam experience. Lots of climbing so minimize bags and wear comfortable shoes. The Yorktown has food to buy and the ticket area also has a food stand. Fort Sumter tour also leaves from here, both would make a full day.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

The USS Yorktown was very neat, lots of airplanes on the hanger to look at as well! We really enjoyed the Vietnam Exhibit! I would visit again!

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Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

Due to the narrow staircases, this was a tough one with my 2 year old. He loves going there, but be prepared to carry little ones up and down steep and narrow stairs. Could be dangerous if you are not physically able. But, if you can handle it, bring them along! My son loves the planes and the ship!

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Fredericton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

An afternoon well spent retracing the footsteps of the brave. It is hard to imagine the sacrifices of so many. From the sub (USS Clamagore) to the destroyer (USS Laffey) to the aircraft carrier (USS Yorktown), one gets to walk through history trying to catch just a glimpse of what life, defending our freedom, must have been like. Video features... More 

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Newland, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

had a great time, lots to see. a great experience. the jet simulator was kind of a disappointment though. waste of $5

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MN or UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

This was one of my five year old sons and my must see's on our trip to Charleston. Unfortunately, no one else in our group was very interested. Initially we thought perhaps my son and I could run through this while the women were shopping and see it in about an hour. Luckily, plans changed and he and I were... More 

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Lexington, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Loved the military history of the USS Yorktown, USS Laffey and the USS Clamagore. Worth the admission if you want to see a piece of our countries military history.

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Charlotte
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

The park is a great way to understand the history and sacrifice of so many brave sailors and soldiers. It's MORE than you think. The aircraft carrier is one of three ships you can go on and it has a long history. There are 4 or 5 self guided tours through the aircraft carrier and the total time just walking... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

by far the highlight of my visit. you can take a helicopter tour at a realistic price. the aircraft carrier cannot be missed. on board you can relive the battles that were fought, meet actual men who served on the ship. the medal of honor museum is a must. if you make the time you will leave feeling educated, fully... More 

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