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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: Military Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums
Owner description: The history of Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum began in June 1975 when the legendary...
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access, Activities for older children, Activities for young children, Stairs / elevator
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Type: Military Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 6:30 pm
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 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.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access, Activities for older children, Activities for young children, Stairs / elevator

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Loganville, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

This is an educational trip you don't want to miss. Going to return with my grand kids in the near future.

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Billings, Montana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

Went to Patriots Point for Pearl Harbor Day Remembrance Service. Yorktown carrier is very educational. Didn't get to go on the battleship. Looking forward to going back and seeing the rest.

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

I was so amazed with so much military history in this sight. Being retired military I was happy to see so many war veterans working here with first hand knowledge of the ship. There is also a Medal of Honor museum that is worth seeing. We also stopped at the submarine in the park and walked around.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

If your looking for something interesting to do one afternoon and you've never been on a battleship then you must check this out. So much history crammed into 2 ships and a submarine tour as well.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Really enjoyed the Patriots Point Naval and Maritime Museum. Being a Daughter of a USS Indianapolis Survivor have had quite a bit of Naval History location visited in my life. This one is a must see if you love your Naval History. Gives you insight of how these Sailors lived and fought for our country. Our Military, Thank you for... More 

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South Pittsburg, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 via mobile

This is a must see for anybody, any age. Plenty of history and the staff is fabulous! I've visited this museum many times and I'm always impressed. Go Navy.

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Lake Mary, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Not only are there three different ships here, but there is also a recreation of a Vietnam-Era military post. The gift shop also sells a plethora of different items including hand grenades (deactivated and made safe, of course). The carrier itself takes a couple hours to get through most of it. I've honestly been here twice, and I'm pretty sure... More 

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Crisfield
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Had a great time here. You get to see more places and get in more aircraft then most places. Sat in 1 plane 2 helicopters and the captains chair on the bridge. Get to go from engine room to the bridge. They have 3 ships in the water to see, plus a V.N display on land.

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Thibodaux
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

If you enjoy history especially Military history then this is your place! They have 3 different types of ships to see ( a destroyer, air craft carrier & a sub. They also have a Vietnam Experience that has a few different helicopters, jeeps and just some cool interactive things to do and learn about. It truly is an all day... More 

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Princeton, West Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014 via mobile

We visited on the way to Orlando and thus was the favorite part of my vacation. Mixed with history and the fact you get to see most of the ship, it is an experience you won't soon forget.

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