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Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum

40 Patriots Point Road, Mount Pleasant, SC 29464
843-884-2727
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums, Military Museums
Owner description: The history of Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum began in June 1975 when the legendary aircraft carrier USS Yorktown entered Charleston Harbor. A... more » Owner description: 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 USS Yorktown (CV-10), USS Clamagore (SS-343), the Medal of Honor Museum, 25 aircraft from WW II to present and a Vietnam Support Base. Hopefully in the near future, USS Laffey (DD-724) will return to a berth at Patriots Point « less
Useful Information: Stairs / elevator, Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access, Activities for older children
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greenville,sc
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57 reviews 57 reviews
20 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Met on the dock as we started to the ship by two WWII volunteers who gave us a ride out to the ship in their golf cart. Great guys, great patriots. The ship is awesome with the different tours broken into different segments of the ship. the audio guides were very informative at each of the numbered stations. On the... More

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Mississauga, Canada
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Our family of four visited this great attraction today. It was great to be able to walk the ship to see how life was on the ship. The hero's hall and flight deck was the best part. Worth the money ($64) for a family of four was worth it.

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Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

Went twice in two weeks with out of town friends. I had no problem returning a second time. We all had small children (between 4 and 8 years old). My six year old son didn't seem to pay attention much but the next day he recited several facts to the wife. Both days were hot and even if you plan... More

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Youngstown
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

My best gal, her assorted family members, and I decided to make the pilgrimage to Patriots' point. Some of our party were former member of the armed services, and almost all of us enjoy history quite a bit, and we were not disappointed. We wore good shoes and dabbed on the sunscreen (both are a must because you'll spend a... More

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Morrow, Ohio
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31 reviews 31 reviews
7 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

The loss of multiple ships have lessened the value of the overall experience. The carrier and sub are still amazing. The Vietnam base is also very interesting. As a history teacher, it was great to be so close to so much history. The aircraft on display represents a good selection of US naval aviation history. Try to go in the... More

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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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222 helpful votes 222 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 NEW

We loved the Yorktowne and the destroyer and submarine. Believe me when I say the sub is very tight, so be aware of that. The other two have lots of steps. Some can be avoided with elevators, others can not. The history in this visit was fantastic.

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 NEW

Hello Moms/Dads/Aunts/Uncles/Caregivers ... looking for a fantastic learning experience for your elementary aged children? Look no further than Patriots Point. If you plan it right, in four hours, you can offer your screen-addicted children a perception altering experience. This basically comes from some of the physical aspects of the ships -- the tiny quarters the sailors lived in, the steep... More

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Hammond, LA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 NEW

Much better than I expected. My grandson was delighted and it was wonderful to remember my Dad's stories of flying a Hellcat off a WWII carrier.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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14 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Took the kids and toured the museum and the other attractions (USS Yorktown - aircraft carrier, USS Laffey - destroyer, and USS Clamagore - submarine). While it was a lot of walking, slipping through hatches, walking up and down narrow stairs, it was incredibly educational and enjoyable. There are a number of interactive activities and the price is reasonable enough... More

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We enjoyed this tour and the history of the ship. The audio tour is particularly helpful and gives the listener more information about the various aspects of the ship. The volunteers were helpful throughout the ship. There are many steps - many steep, so persons with difficulty walking/climbing would have difficulty seeing all parts of the tour.

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