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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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Great historical displays and insight on life aboard this ship!

There we no line ups to get onto the ship and the price wasn't too bad. The ship is huge, so make sure you dedicate at least a few hours to seeing everything. I liked the displays... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

There we no line ups to get onto the ship and the price wasn't too bad. The ship is huge, so make sure you dedicate at least a few hours to seeing everything. I liked the displays where they had artifacts the best. There are many displays and plaques with information that are very interesting and informative. There are many... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

We had a great time touring the 3 ships. Don't forget the Vietnam War experience, very informative!! Plan on 3-4 hours if you take the time to look at everything. Great place to visit!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

We had a wonderful time visiting this museum. There is so much to see that you need to plan half a day for this visit.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

We went first on the carrier The Yorktown Each exhibit was interesting as they explained the significance either by poster or video. Quite a distance from one end to the other. We went to the top floor to see where the planes took off from and viewed each of the aircraft on display. We were there on a very hot... More 

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Statesville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Plan all day for this and it is well worth the money with an Aircraft Carrier, Destroyer and a Submarine to explore. Fair warning if it is a hot day it is very hot on these ships. These ships are set up to show you what a sailors life was like. There is also a Vietnam War experience area to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

This was fun and educational for us and our 6 and 8 year old. Lots to see and learn. Recommend going on a cloudy or even rainy day, they sell ponchos in the gift shop ;)

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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Family trip with wife, 6 and 2 y/o. Great experience for my 6 y/o. He loved to actually see how our service men lived while defending our country. He was fascinated with how big everything really is but then so cramped on the inside.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

It's always good for those of us fortunate to not have had to serve in the military because of timing or luck or whatever to visit anything connected to the military which has given and protected the freedoms we enjoy. Patriots Point at Mount Pleasant/Charleston, S.C. is one of the best places you can go outside of Washington or one... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

Outstanding. You could spend 2-8 hours on the 3 ships, depending on how much you stop and read. The Vietnam experience was so well laid out. Much more effective and interesting than looking at the items in a museum

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

Great place to experience a little bit of WW II, The Aircraft Carrier, Yorktown. A Destroyer, and a WW II sub. The also have a replica of a Navy Viet Nam Support base ... Very realistic, has been used by the Veterans Admin to treat Viet Nam Vets for PTSD. One caution. In the summer it can get very warm... More 

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Additional Information about Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum

Address: Bed and Breakfast, Mount Pleasant, SC 29464
Phone Number: 843-884-2727
Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Mount Pleasant
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 6:30 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 6:30 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 6:30 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 6:30 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 6:30 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 6:30 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 6:30 pm

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