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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: Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children, Stairs / elevator, Activities for young children, Wheelchair access
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Nebraska
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

My husband and I enjoyed the time we spent at Patriots Point. We didn't allow enough time to see every square inch of the venue. We liked the fact that you self guide your way through the aircraft carrier, submarine and fighter ship. Both of us made many personal connections to it since both of us had relatives fight in... More

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Orangeville, ON
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31 reviews 31 reviews
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Enjoyed seeing the USS Yorktown immensely! Wonderful opportunity to tour a decommissioned aircraft carrier. Excellent for all ages. There are several volunteer hosts that will offer assistance and great stories as soon as you enter the ship. There are several self-guided, easy to follow, tours of the ship as well as being able to tour the flight deck and the... More

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New Jersey
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32 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

We toured the USS Yorktown as part of an on-board large group conference dinner, so I did not see the rest of the museum. But the Yorktown below the top deck was a fascinating and touching (especially if you knew WWII vets) museum, mainly bringing to life the challenges of WWII, and on the top deck a variety of planes... More

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Melbourne, Florida, United States
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5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

This was a very informative museum filled with exhibits of navy life. You experience walking on decks of the destroyer USS Laffey and the Aircraft Carrier USS Yorktown. Speaking from experience, you definitely feel that you are walking in the steps of heroes. To get the full benefit of this museum it takes a full day or two to see... More

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Dayton, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Plan on spending most of the day. It is well worth the time and money if you are a history buff or just want to spend time on a Battle Ship, Submarine or Aircraft Carrier. All available for you to tour on your own self guided tour. This is truly a great experience for the entire family.

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Arlington, Virginia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

When me and my family went to Charleston, South Carolina, we spotted an aircraft carrier called USS Yorktown (CV-10). Being a WWII and a ship fan, I wanted to go there. When we finally arrived, little did I know that it would be such a detailed and fun museum. Besides having the USS Yorktown, the museum also had the WWII... More

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Greenville, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Great place to learn more about Navy, planes and other maritime equipment. The Naval band was practicing for Memorial Day when we were there. Not much food on board or even near the Museum. Just Sticky Fingers microwaved hot dogs etc. Overpriced and overcooked. Friendly people. There is a theatre inside which screens movies. A good place to rest and... More

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Springfield, Illinois
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7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

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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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

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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