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Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum

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Address: Bed and Breakfast, Mount Pleasant, SC 29464
Phone Number: 18438842727
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 6:30 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Description: The history of Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum began in June 1975...
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.
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Wonderful ships to review. Boats are marked with a path so you can leisurely tour the 3 boats there. The Vietnam section is a nice addition.

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Wonderful ships to review. Boats are marked with a path so you can leisurely tour the 3 boats there. The Vietnam section is a nice addition.

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Montoursville, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Toured with my family a couple of years ago. Plan on spending many hours as there is so much to see. This was my favorite "museum" ever. Can't wait to go see it again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

There was so much to see we have to come back to finish it! There are % different tours just on the Aircraft Carrier, not to mention the Vietnam War base camp,and the submarine and other ship. Too much to see in one day! We will definitely be back!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

I stumbled upon the Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum when I was walking on the marina behind my hotel (Charleston Harbor Resort and Marina). I could see the USS Yorktown from my hotel and thought that would be a cool thing to visit. I had the best time. We walked through the barracks of the USS Yorktown, Laffey and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Even the 8 & 10 year olds were kept interested in this tour of the Air Craft Carrier. It has been some number of years since I had visited this place and wow, have they improved the experience. There are more interactive and well thought out presentations around the ship. Was able to keep the children readily engaged for several... More 

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Lynchburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

This is an interesting museum with great history to learn about throughout! You can go all throughout the ship, including another ship and a submarine. It was hot when we went so it was a tad miserable the deeper you go, but it was so interesting that it didn't matter how hot it was. There is also a section of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Interesting to see if you have time. Always great to see an aircraft carrier up close. My preference was Ft. Sumter as it's unique and for what it represents.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

It was a wonderful visit and we learned a lot. It's impressive and it honors the soldiers that fought and sacrificed in the wars that the USA participated. Definitely worthwhile

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

While staying in Hilton Head, we drove up (2-1/2 hrs) specifically to see Fort Sumter. Check online if you want to do a city tour of Charleston, see the aquarium, or see the Yorktown aircraft carrier as they have combo tickets only available online. My wife and I both enjoyed the history of this attraction and museum. It takes 2-1/4... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Lots of historic aircraft on display on the flight deck, which also affords great views of Charleston Harbor and the Ravenel Bridge. A lot of great spots for photos, although climbing to the flight deck can be challenging for some due to narrow corridors and very steep stairwells (now you know why military personnel need to be physically fit!) It... More 

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