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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 great way to spend a day!

My wife and I visited patriots point while vacationing in Charleston, SC. It was an enjoyable experience with plenty to see. For the $20 per adult admission, we spent about 5... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

My wife and I visited patriots point while vacationing in Charleston, SC. It was an enjoyable experience with plenty to see. For the $20 per adult admission, we spent about 5 hours exploring the 3 vessels parked here. We spent at least 3 hours on the aircraft carrier alone, as their was so much to see, including a lot of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

This gives you the opportunity, which doesn't come along very often, to actually step inside and on three different types of Naval vessels. Words here cannot describe the feelings that will overcome you. If you are in South Carolina, make the effort. You will remember Patriots point for the rest of your life

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW via mobile

Our 7 year old was entralled with the visit and it helped us to teach him more of history. He really enjoyed the hands on interaction. The grounds are getting a little shabby and it was a bit pricey. They would have enjoyed seeing more of the enlisted men's living quarters. Overall of course we will be back!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

Gives you the opportunity to experience what life is like on 3 different type of Navy ships, Carrier, Destroyer and Submarine

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

There's a lot to see here and, for those interested in military history, it's a worthwhile visit. The aircraft carrier, destroyer, and sub are all included in the ticket price. Visitors are greeted by volunteers, most of whom are retired members of the military who are eager to provide a meaningful experience. The history panels and documentation are extensive. It's... More 

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Wheaton, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

You get to see three different naval craft for a $20.00 fee. The USS Yorktown aircraft carrier, the battleship, Laffey and a submarine--- all WWII type vessels. The Yorktown is huge and you will be impressed that it was commissioned in 1943, over 72 years ago. There is a lot of walking to do and some of it is up... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

If you love Naval history, you could be here for hours! It was nice to see/hear the Vet. Volunteers there. All 3 vessels were very cool. The one negative were the hot dogs that had been boiled to mush..nasty. The history part was amazing & it was great to see the Vets there helping out. Go there!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

It was cold in Charleston that day and the ship was very cold. Do this on a warm but not too hot of a day.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Spent the whole day touring the Yorktown, Laffey, submarine, and Vietnam military base. It is worth the price of admission and is loaded with information on the war in the Pacific in WW2 and Vietnam. The veterans were full of information and were thrilled to share it with you. History buffs will get really immersed here.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

We spent 5 hours here! I recommend the headsets. We went on a Sunday and received a Sunday discount.

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