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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: Wheelchair access, Activities for young children, Stairs / elevator, Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities
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Springfield, Illinois
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Our family recently went -- and all loved it, including our "tween" girls. The aircraft carrier is amazing and the audio tour is worth the extra small amount you pay. Everything covered both the historic significance as well as the personal experiences of those who served. The Medal of Honor museum is also very moving and well done. Be aware... More

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Columbia, South Carolina
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

I live in SC and have visited Yorktown many times. It is a great family or friends trip activity. Go check it out and you will enjoy it too.

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Dillsboro, Indiana
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

We visited Patriot's Point for the purpose of seeing the USS Clamagore which was a sister submarine to one that my father had served on during the Cuban Missile Crisis. We were told, when we purchased our tickets, that the submarine will not be at Patriot's Point much longer as it was in deteriorating condition and would be sunk in... More

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Lawrenceville, Georgia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

the USS Yorktown was the greatest Carrier I have ever seen, looking at old WWII planes as well as F-16 Tomcat is awesome, lot of patriotic things to see, also the USS Laffey cruiser and an old WWII Submarine. This is a must see if you travel to Charleston SC or Mount Pleasant SC

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pawleys
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30 reviews 30 reviews
3 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

With 2 male teens seeking "military stuff", we went to Patriots Point. After 3 hours of walking we still had loads to cover but it was after 6 and they were closing. We all enjoyed it very much. We were all impressed with the small but very nice Metal of Honor area - A really a nice inclusion! If you... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Took whole family to Patriots Point (grandparents, two couples and two children). Spent about 3-4 hours looking at exhibits and climbing through the ships. Ate a picnic lunch on site.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Awesome place, don't miss it. Check it out. Enjoyed all the museum had to offer. Learned a lot. The gift shop has a lot of gifts and souvenirs and what nots, most enjoyable experience. Will go back again and relive it.

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Manning, South Carolina
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37 reviews 37 reviews
6 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Carried the family down to Patriots Point for the fourth of July to see their amazing fireworks display. We have been here in recent months to tour the aircraft carrier,submarine,and other navy ships. The admission is cheap and so well worth it. You can spend all day here and never see everything they have to offer. If you enjoy a... More

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San Jose, California
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3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Just seeing the carrier and Medal of Honor museum is worth price of admission. There is a lot of walking, so be aware of that.

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La Follette, Tennessee, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

This is for all ages! Remember that in the "hotter months," that it is hotter of course while in the Air Craft Carrier and also going to the Fort, so dress comfortably, and stay dehydrated. Worth the trip!

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