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“Well worth the visit” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum

Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum
40 Patriots Point Road, Mount Pleasant, SC 29464
843-884-2727
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Type: Military Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums
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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 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.
Useful Information: Stairs / elevator, Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children, Activities for young children
Lafayette, Louisiana
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“Well worth the visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2012

Really enjoyed the tour of the Yorktown and destroyer.

Visited May 2012
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Charleston, South Carolina
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“Good Weather or Bad this Museum can take Hours”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2012

This was my first visit and my significant others second and it was a perfectly beautiful day. Excellent for being on the Yorktown deck to see the airplanes, the Vietnam Support Base (like being on the Mash TV set) and probably a great visit to Ft. Sumter which we didn't do this time.
There are six tours of the Yorktown that you can follow in their brochure or wander around on your own. Tired of walking? Sit down for a movie. The Congressional Medal of Honor Museum is also onboard with very interesting interactives..
In my opinion this is most appropriate for adults although children of all ages, especially cub scouts who were camping out on the ship, seemed to be having a good time. But to closely examine the exhibits, photos and memorabilia seems to be an appreciated by adults experience.
There is also the USS Laffey a destroyer and the submarine USS Clamagore. We didn't visit them this time.
At $18 per adult admission come planning to spend plenty of time, wear good walking shoes and if you make it through it all you'll have your moneys worth. .
I'd guess we'll be back again perhaps when they have a special program.
As there is plenty to do in covered areas or the open deck weather is not a big factor in planning a visit here. The Vietnam Base is totally outside. They do have an elevator and wheel chairs but I doubt if the entire ship is accessible as many passagways are narrow and have various barriers on the floors and doorways..

Visited June 2012
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Kearney, Nebraska
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“The medal of honor exhibit makes it!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2012

Yes, I'm a military equipment (I wanted to fly jets off aircraft carriers, but got too tall, too blind and too sea sick) junkie. The stories that the ships can tell about history, daring-do, ingenuity, discipline, and the great conflicts that this country has undergone, puts you in the front seat of it all. If these young men's stories don't bring a greater appreciation of what they did, then you are destined to repeat some of the horror that they have seen.
The ships/planes are in need of repair and I urge us all to assist in maintaining these living history exhibits.
If the medal of honor exhibit doesn't bring a tear to your eye, then re-think your values.
Easy access from the aquarium via water taxi---$10 for the whole day---that's the taxi's fee.
Kids would be interested, but probably limited.
Limited wheel chair accessability

Visited May 2012
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West Palm Beach, Florida
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“Fort Sumter and the York Town”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2012

Interesting tours of historic sites in Charleston.

Visited May 2012
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Conyers, Georgia
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“Husband Happy”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2012

Husband loved this tour and if you love military history, you will too.

Visited May 2012
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