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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
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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, Stairs / elevator, Activities for older children, Activities for young children

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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45 reviews 45 reviews
12 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

I really enjoyed the tour through the USS Yorktown. They have a nice collection of military aircraft and historical information and a very enthusiastic staff. There are several options for the tour (self guided, guided, or just walk through at you own pace). Be sure to carve out at least 3 hours to see everything and be prepared to walk... More

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Vancouver, B.C.
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

Spent a long time at this very interesting museum. Touring the Yorktown air craft carrier was amazing. There is a very moving and exceptionally well done tribute to those heroes who received the Medal of Honor. Don't miss this Museum, it is a real highlight in Charleston.

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Frederick, Maryland
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35 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

This maritime museum has much to offer. We spent an entire afternoon exploring the aircraft carrier USS Yorktown, the destroyer USS Laffey, and a submarine. There were a number of planes aboard the Yorktown to examine and excellent displays throughout the ship. I really was moved by the Medal of Honor exhibit. My husband loved the planes and ships; I... More

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Atlanta
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3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 NEW

Third visit to the location and it keeps getting better. Yorktown is an awesome site and the displays are well done and interesting. Take the VIP tour if you can....usually get paired with a vet with vast and interesting stories. The new Vietnam outdoor exhibit is well done. I highly suggest visiting.

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Gresham, Oregon
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75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

This is a great museum with lots of information all around including a audio tour that gives recounts of people that had served. You can walk all over all decks of the Aircraft Carrier, up-close and even in the cockpit of planes. You go down into a retired submarine, and you get to tour a third ship with an amazing... More

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Clayton, North Carolina, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Very enjoyable visit. Nice history and clean ship. It was hard to follow the maps and the directions on the walls and floors. Very dangerous stairways.

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Columbia, South Carolina
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35 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

From the time this was placed here in 1975 to now they continue to make this site better.young and old alike will get something from this.Aircraft from WW 2 axis and allies , european and pacific theaters are here as well as naval vessels.They also have more modern jets on the deck and you can get right up to them.Very... More

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Fremont, California
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24 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Good place to visit as long as you are in the area. Not much to rave about unless you are particularly interested in the topic.It is not an attraction to be missed.

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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

The massive Battle ship " The USS YORKTOWN " was worth the trip. Makes one appreciate our service men & women, more than ever. The best part, was speaking with the volunteers that are on the ship to answer questions. I loved hearing the stories of their connections to the Yorktown. It is a must to see if you are... More

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Savannah, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014 via mobile

I was takign a group on an outing for the day and the leaders decided on PP. I honestly wasn't too thrilled but going was like walking back in time and living our history. It wa incredible and inspiring. There was so much to do. It was amazing - from sitting in planes or the Apollo stimulator to checking out... More

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