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Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum

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Address: 40 Patriots Point Rd, Mount Pleasant, SC 29464-4377
Phone Number: 18438842727
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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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Full of History

Great place full of History. It is a must see for anyone. Wish we had more time to see everything, but we will be going back.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Madisonville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great place full of History. It is a must see for anyone. Wish we had more time to see everything, but we will be going back.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited today and thoroughly enjoyed the USS Yorktown Carrier. My husband was in the Navy and on a carrier 40 years ago so many memories for him. The tour is self guided which we liked not having to wait or stay with a group.

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Palm Coast, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Never been on an aircraft carrier before so the tour was fascinating. Served as a helicopter pilot in Vietnam and was very impressed with the Vietnam museum on site as well. They've done an admirable job in trying to recreate the environment of what it was like to be there.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Self guided tour. Very interesting. Just be prepared for a lot of walking. A lot of stairs to climb.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Lots of history here. There is a aircraft carrier, destroyer and submarine you can tour. Lots of interactive things to do. You could spend all day here!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had not seen the Vietnam Memorial Tribute and my husband had wanted to see it and it was worth it.

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Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We were met aboard the Yorktown by a retired police officer who volunteers on Mondays and he helped us understand this otherwise overwhelming exhibit. He was great! We toured the Yorktown (and the smaller two vessels) at our own pace. Don't miss the movie playing in the theater in the front of the hangar level, and the Apollo capsule (yes,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Fascinating journey through time in these exhibits. The air craft carrier was enormous! We were exhausted from all the things to do and see on our visit here. Worth the price for all you get to see!

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Lake Wylie, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I am not a history buff but thought it would be a great family day. Two of our children, ages 9 & 12 along with their father love history. Between the ship and the two subs, we spent the entire day -8 hours - touring them - walking around, readying, looking, etc. It was simply amazing. Not to mention the... More 

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Bessemer, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Patriots Point was amazing all of it the new Vietnam experience was extremely informative a well done Thanks to all the Volunteers. will worth it we spent most of the day

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