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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: Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities, Stairs / elevator, Wheelchair access, Activities for young children
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Brownstown, Indiana
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

First time to Charleston-well organized,clean,enjoyable for 2 grandkids and I.Be prepared to walk a lot and climb ladders to see it all,but well worth the effort.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

All the other reviewers have covered all the reasons why. i want to add that it needs is a full day and even then one would not have read everything about the Warships on dispay. Moreover it gives insight into the aircraft carrier's role and all the aircraft that they carried over time. A must see.

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Bowling Green, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Seeing the USS Yorktown, the first aircraft carrier we had visited was something we had planned for our weeks trip to Charleston SC area. This was well worth the cost and time. We spent almost 4 hours of the ship and visiting the Medal Of Honor Museum

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Cape May, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

On a very hot day we visited Patriots Point to go on board the USS Yorktown and the Laffey. There was so much to see that this visit requires more than two or three hours. The Medal of Honor Museum is a wonderful place and very well presented. There are many tours to take on board the Yorktown and there... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Patriots Point had a WW II era aircraft carrier with various airplanes, a submarine, and a destroyer. It was very interesting and there was so much to see that after three hours, we didn't even get to the destroyer! Make sure that you give yourself enough time to see everything and try not to go when it is too hot... More

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Fayetteville, North Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

The collection of aircraft on the flight deck alone was just incredible. You could easily pass a whole evening there.

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Orlando, FL
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

You can easily spend 4 to 6 hours here seeing the aircraft carrier, the destroyer and submarine. It gets very hot during summer, would recommend visiting with cooler weather. Very nice experience getting the chance to be inside and see how these sailors lived and worked in these ships.

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LaPorte, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

We toured the USS Yorktown and the Medal of Honor Memorial and it was a very humbling experience. The history of the Yorktown and its crew was impressive and strong efforts have been made to provide visitors with a good glimpse of history. There were a variety of planes complete with posted informational signs in various spots. The Medal of... More

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Canton, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

This is a self tour. You can purchase headphones that narrate as you go along to different places on the ship but we opt not too. Everything is clearly marked and there are a lot of descriptions under all the planes and ships parts. A lot of walking around and climbing but worth every step. Unbelievable that these massive ships... More

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Liberty, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

I visited Patriot Point on 18 Aug. 2014 with my 9 year old grandson. This was my grandsons second time on a US navy ship that is now a museum. The first was the USS Slater in Albany NY. We were there at a good time for us because the local schools were already back in session and most of... More

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