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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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Well worth the time and the price!

I visited on a Sunday and got there when they opened at 9:00 am. Parking was $5 and admission was $20. Everything was fairly well marked and it was easy to spend 5 entertaining... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 31, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

I visited on a Sunday and got there when they opened at 9:00 am. Parking was $5 and admission was $20. Everything was fairly well marked and it was easy to spend 5 entertaining hours there! It was unbelievable to see a WWII Destroyer ship, a WWII Aircraft Carrier with planes and helicopters in and on it, a Cold War... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

An absolute must see for everyone. I enjoyed the experience and my kids loved it. It is so interesting and to be able to tour an actual aircraft carrier, destroyer and submarine was great. The Vietnam War exhibit was also interesting.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

My husband and I took a tour and spent 3 hours exploring the Yorktown. There is just so much incredible history, and you get a sense of what life on board was like for the defenders of our country. A real time capsule if there ever was one. Well worth the $20 admission fee.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

Great trip with son. Been a couple times. The Laffery store is something everyone should know. Some great planes to see and a Vietnam era camp

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW via mobile

We had a great great time yesterday!! The pilot was great and funny. and he put us at ease the whole time. I would recommend this to anyone even with children or without.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

This is a wonderful museum whether you're a Vet or not. Very hands on - so well done. Great staff too! Am so glad we went.

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Pine Mountain, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

Enjoyable visit aboard the USS Yorktown and two other ships there. To walk on board and live the history of that period is truly remarkable. Enjoyable for all.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

My husband thought this was the highlight of the trip. The cost was the best part - very inexpensive compared to other helicopter rides that we have checked on. The day before we had taken the Ft. Sumter tour and it was amazing but then to be able to fly over it on the helicopter was breathtaking. In fact the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Great place to visit. Worth the time and money. I would recommend this day visit. You truly get a sense of patriotism while seeing this museum.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

My family was in Charleston for the Memorial Day weekend and what better to visit than Patriots Point. We arrived around 10:00 am and parked on the lot near the entrance. Parking cost $5.00. Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum consists of the Vietnam Experience, the aircraft carrier USS Yorktown, the destroyer USS Laffey, and the Guppy III Class submarine... More 

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