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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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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 6:30 pm
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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Always fun exploring retired navy ships!

Great place to visit to get a sense of life at sea during wartime. Lots to see among the two ships and submarine, and the audio tour of the Yorktown added to the educational... read more

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

Great place to visit to get a sense of life at sea during wartime. Lots to see among the two ships and submarine, and the audio tour of the Yorktown added to the educational value. Hot day? Head to the Fighting Lady Cafe or the Medal of Honor Museum on the Yorktown, or the small theater on the USS Laffey... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Had a wonderful time.....I loved the Yorktown. The area is filled with history and the whole experience will leave you In awe. See what it was like to live aboard the Naval vessels as the fleet served our country.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Absolute must see. In my opinion the Submarine was the best. The Carrier was hugh and also awesome. The Vietnam experience was my 9 year old sons favorite. It was very interesting. Lots of walking and climbing. Go early as these places get very hot. My kids done the simulator but they said it was boring. We carried in snacks... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Who know there was so much to do!? We were there 3 hrs. My boys are ages 6 & 7 (under 6 is FREE). They LOVED it! They give it a 5. My husband and I give it a 3. Why the 3? It's because we've toured the Midtown in San Diego, CA. Nothing can compare to that. This ship... More 

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Cinnaminson, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Loved Patriots Point and the Museum. This is a must stop on your visit to Charleston. The museum is great and the battleship is so historic. A must see for children who don't learn history in school the way I did. Loved it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

We visited the Patriots Point museum, which comprises 4 exhibits: the Vietnam Exhibit, USS Yorktown aircraft carrier, USS Laffey Destroyer, and Clagamore Submarine. All were very well done self guided tours. My father, who fought in Vietnam, was impressed with the Vietnam exhibit...sights and sounds. We all were most impressed with the USS Laffey, especially after watching the movie based... More 

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Waverly, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

A must see! Plan to stay for several hours, wear comfortable walking shoes and clothing compatible with weather/temperature.

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Leesville, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Definitely a family friendly place to visit. Excellent history and the staff is very friendly. I would suggest going here for families and couples that enjoy historical events. The massiveness of the ship is something to behold.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

My husband and I spent 3-4 hours at PP and loved it. We both love history and he is in the military. The Vietnam portion could easily be overlooked because of location, but it is really good. Discount tickets ($3 off) for military and dependents and military in uniform gets in free.

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Rolla, MO
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This was a great step back in history! The veterans who are volunteering there add so many great stories to the already rich experience. I bought the audio tour which was good but there was so much information on the walls that I could have done without it. We toured the aircraft carrier, the destroyer and the submarine and definitely... More 

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Additional Information about Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum

Address: 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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