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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, Stairs / elevator, Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children, Activities for young children
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Parrish, Fl
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35 reviews 35 reviews
15 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

We took the water taxi from Waterfront park to the Patriots Point in order to tour the USS Yorktown Aircraft Carrier, the USS Laffey Destroyer, and the USS Clamagore Submarine. All of these are self-toured. There is no timeframe as you can spend as much time as you want on each vessel. There are a lot of stairways that are... More

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Sevierville, Tennessee
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

We had a great time exploring the carrier and other ships at Patriot Point. My husband is retired Navy so he was an excellent tour guide. The ships are very well marked and the museums are very nice.

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Jersey Shore
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79 reviews 79 reviews
27 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Take a walk through history on the three vessels at Patriot's Point. Lots of self-guided tours on the Yorktown, you get to see much of the ship. Can easily spend a couple hours if you do the whole ship and look at all of the aircraft. The other two are smaller and go pretty quickly. We combined a morning at... More

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Florence, South Carolina
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31 reviews 31 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

This place is loaded with great history. Loved being able to see a real Medal of Honor in person and up close. The sub here was really cool as well. It really hit home of the history when aboard the destroyer and watch a program about the guys who lost their lives on the ship during WWII.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

Planes, ships, patriotism, and HEROs abound in this wonderful museum. Will not go into too much detail, but, will say that if you have a patriotic bone in your body ... GO!

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buffalo
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

We visited the Yorktown on a very hot day, but that didn't bother our day! What a great, educational way to enhance a vacation. The kids loved it, as well. There's plenty to keep both adults and children entertained. It was about $60 to visit for two adults and two children (under two was free), but that really seems pretty... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

We visited the Patriots Point Naval Museum, if you are into war history or naval ships this is a must visit place. The highly decorated Yorktown CV 10 is loaded with numerous planes that served on aircraft carriers. You are able to tour almost the whole carrier, give yourself plenty of time so you are not rushed. All the details... More

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Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

An incredible amount to see! The history of this memorial was very interesting. Great place to visit. Good to have an aircraft carrier, destroyer and submarine in one place. Pace yourself!!

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Anderson, South Carolina
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

A trip to Patriots Point in Mount Pleasant SC is a must see for anyone interested in history. The site consists of the aircaft carrier Yorktown, the destroyer Laffey and the submarine Clagamore. it is truly an all day event out there if you want to do it all. We basically did the Yorktown as of course being August in... More

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Chambersburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

Visited with extended family. Interesting, fun tour for all ages. Our boys (8 & 11yrs) were thrilled with the tours. You get to see all levels of the aircraft carrier. And the submarine was such a unique experience...be warned if you are a large person (over 6'4" or over 300 lbs) you may have trouble fitting through the passage way... More

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