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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 2013
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 young children, Activities for older children, Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities, Stairs / elevator
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Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

It's one of the few places in this country that you can have hands on experiences with vessels and aircraft from WWII to Vietnam then take a short boat ride to the Civil War. Located on Charleston harbor the views of the city are wonderful.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

If you are interested in Military history you will find it here. It is a great outdoor museum, you can go in an aircraft carrier, a PT boat and submarine too. Very interesting. I have not been there for a number of years, maybe 5, but expect any changes have made it a better experience. Bring a picnic lunch nice... More

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Spartanburg, South Carolina
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

I have long liked Patriots Point and it's maritime ships. I like maritime museum ships in general but the difference in the ones I've been to is Patriot's Point has 3 ships now (once had 5) and the others that I've gone to have 1. The curators have done a good job of restoring and maintaining the ships though there... More

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WV
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014 NEW

Everyone should experience Patriots Point at least once. The history behind every exhibit is amazing. The greatest generation is dying every day, and we all need to remember the sacrifices they made. Suggest starting with the sub, then the destroyer-the Yorktown will take several hours to see it. Be prepared to walk a lot!

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Naperville, Illinois
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Great visit, kept both my teen daughter and 10 yr old son engaged. While I usually love self guided, I do wish there was some sort of tour or headphones. Lots to see and lots of reading, hard for my 10 year old who is antsy, but we all loved it.

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Winchester, Virginia, United States
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62 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

I felt that this area was a little staged with the "pre-board photos" like you do on a cruise and the "you must exit through the gift shop" at the end. I did thoroughly enjoy touring the USS Yorktown though; they did a good job interpreting the history of this ship and others in the fleet, while taking you through... More

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Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Please do NOT leave this out of your itinerary when you visit Charleston. There is so much history to see and learn about here. The USS Clamagore, submarine, and the USS Yorktown, aircraft carrier are both parked here and open for visitors. The USS Laffey, a destroyer, is also parked there and includes a video of actual footage of it's... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

Come and see sacrifices soldiers made during WWII against Japanese. My 11 year old son thoroughly enjoyed the video presentation on the battleship, combining history, action, and patriotic education in one place. Yorktown was amazing, too. The size made me wonder how it made to the place. We spent half a day and didn't feel bored at all.

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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

--then you must spend the day at Patriot's Point. We've been to similar museums and love them all, but there's nothing like walking on an aircraft carrier. We spent several hours on the Yorktown and didn't have time for the other two vessels unfortunately--there's just so much to see. Make sure to take the time to visit the Medal of... More

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London, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

We toured the aircraft carrier, the battle ship and the sub. Do not miss the medal of honor museum on the carrier. The videos tell the stories of the brave men and women who have sacrificed so much for our freedom. Wheel chairs may not have easy access to all portions of the boats. Lots of narrow stairs up and... More

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