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Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum

40 Patriots Point Rd, Mount Pleasant, SC 29464-4377
+1 843-884-2727
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Amazing!

Plan on walking a lot-it’s the best ship museum ever! We spent 5 hours there and could have stayed... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Lindakitchen8
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Awesome

This was an awesome experience. If you go through everything it will take several hours. I... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Terri T
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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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40 Patriots Point Rd, Mount Pleasant, SC 29464-4377
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Plan on walking a lot-it’s the best ship museum ever! We spent 5 hours there and could have stayed another 5 hours. They have 5 tours which are very organized by arrows on the floor. The people working and all the volunteers are very nice...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This was an awesome experience. If you go through everything it will take several hours. I probably would use the speaking tour next time. This is not all wheelchair accessible but had areas which are. Has steep stairs and small crawl through areas. But wouldn't...More

Thank Terri T
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Walking up to the Ship is already impressive. Walking on the flight deck is very interesting. We really enjoyed seeing how life on board would have been. The way the tours were set out made sure we got to see everything. The submarine was also...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Not only do you get to "self-tour" a carrier ship, you also can tour a Submarine, and a Battleship. Would recommend if you enjoy seeing History.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

What a wonderful exhibit. The war ships are amazing. The exhibits are done very well. Be prepared for a lot of stairs, and I mean a lot. They even have and overnight youth program where the young kids can spend the night on board. Very...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Wow. I've been around the block a few times,, been on Iowa class battleships, submarines, etc, but was never on an aircraft carrier. Once you pay to get in, you have pretty much free run of the place. We were able to explore everywhere from...More

Thank 50StatesOrDieTrying
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have always had a deep respect for those that have served in the military, but taking in all there is here, you get a touch of how they lived while serving our country. They also have a mini camp from Vietnam set up. Very...More

Thank CarolS1641
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came to the area to see our son who is in the Navy. Then we heard about Patriots Point, and switch some of our trip to come here. Great decision. While the stairs could be tricky for the older visitors, it’s an aircraft carrier....More

Thank Ed B
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fascinating displays on the Yorktown, although one sign about the first Black Naval women officers that indicated that Smith College is in NH, it isn’t. Makes me wonder about the veracity of the other signs. The best story featured was about Robert Smalls who stole...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed the historical significance of the sites, history, and the naval powers the USA brought to bear for WW2 and Vietnam

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Response from Ed B | Reviewed this property |
No. But check Groupon. Off season you may find discounted entrance. Parking is $5.
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