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Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum

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Address: 40 Patriots Point Rd, Mount Pleasant, SC 29464-4377
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+1 843-884-2727
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9:00 am - 6:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 6:30 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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The history of Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum began in June...

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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Great Tour. Lots of history. 2 ships and 1 submarine to tour. Highly recommended. Unbelievable that 3500 men were living on one ship. Sad to see how many men lost their lives in... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Great Tour. Lots of history. 2 ships and 1 submarine to tour. Highly recommended. Unbelievable that 3500 men were living on one ship. Sad to see how many men lost their lives in battle.

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Destin, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We set aside a whole day to explore Patriot's Point and I am very glad we did. It took us all day to explore the USS Yorktown and other exhibits. Expect lots of waking, steep stair climbing, and narrow hallways. Highly recommend if interested in military or maritime history. Loved it!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

An entire day was spent here and we still haven't seen it all. Our family of 5 learned so much, and walked six miles! Climbed tons of steps, too! Every single step was worth it, my daughter was immersed in maritime and American military history. Appreciate the golf cart that runs you from the gate to the front of the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Intresting area and the possibility to visit the carrier. I gives some intresting information around th emilitary history (WWII, Vietnam).

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great time at a very historic place. The ship is huge and a lot of walking. If you have mobility issues you won't be able to access all of it but it was enough. The only negative was a group of employees were arguing and using foul language as we went by. The Vietnam Part was good, made you feel... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

If you haven't served aboard a naval ship, be prepared to appreciate their sacrifice and service. Your visit will show you what tight quarters, steep stairs and heavy metal are all about. The only nitpick I had was the mix of eras, even in the same display. WWII items and items from the 70's co mingled made for some confusion... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This visit invoked so many emotions...pride in America as a whole, awe that these massive, complex and incredible vessels were manufactured in the 1st half of the 19th century, sadness that many men were lost defending my freedom...this really opens your eyes to what America is capable of, and what a sacrifice many have made. Touring the ship gives you... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Ships are open and totally accessible for you to tour! Some of the planes you can access as well! Great time and beautiful scenario.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Amazing history on display - we had a great day of weather too! We also go to witness a plane restoration unveiling with many veterans on hand. This is easily a full day if you want to really get to see it all.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The tour guide was knowledgeable and entertaining. Flexed his style to meet the groups interests-fun experience.

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