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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: +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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So much to see in one place. They have helicopter rides available here as well- take advantage ($65 each) if you can splurge. The aerial view of Charleston, Fort Sumtner, the... read more

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Belton, Texas
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So much to see in one place. They have helicopter rides available here as well- take advantage ($65 each) if you can splurge. The aerial view of Charleston, Fort Sumtner, the Yorktown, the Ravenalle bridge were spectacular! We especially loved the Viet Nam War complex museum- really well done. Fabulous experience.

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A great exbit learned so much on this visit. Lots of plans on deck and just all the details that went into this. It was so nice to stand on deck where planes took off and landing.

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Thanks to the folks there who really showed us a good time. It was fun and a great place to go with kids.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We saw the air craft carrier, destroyer, sub and Vietnam Memorial. We could easily spend an entire weekend at this site. An incredible opportunity to see a lot of the air craft carrier's role in history and more about those who have served our country. Also took the 1-hour helicopter ride. Worth every penny.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Patriots Point is a must see for all history buffs, but especially those interested in naval and/or military history. It's suitable for all ages. The Yorktown is spectacular! Self-guided tours allow you explore almost the entire ship. Many interesting aircraft, one or two or which you can actually sit in, are also on board. The Laffey, a destroyer (not a... More 

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This was so much more than we expected and worth every penny. There were several WW2 planes, the Congressional Medal of Honor Museum and we were able to tour the USS Yorktown Aircraft Carrier

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you like military history you will like this place. The Viet Nam Exhibit is VERY well done and worth your time. The museum of Medals of Honor is also VERY well done. BRAVO!

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Kids loved crawling all over the ships. Reading, watching and exploring for hours was a great way to spend a day.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

They have helicopter rides, which are a great way to see the city of Charleston and the different beaches nearby. It's also cool to see Fort Sumter from the air. There's a quicker ride that's cheaper and that's a great option to stay within budget. Touring the naval carrier is interesting too--lots to see and learn. I thought it was... More 

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Wadesboro, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A must see is The U.S.S. Yorktown. Medal of Honor Museum is so memorable. The videos about the heroes makes you wish you knew them.

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