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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
Today
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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Its ranking says its excellence already. Let me give your some tips before planing your trip. It is kids friendly but adults may gain more fun. 0. Check the website to see "name... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Its ranking says its excellence already. Let me give your some tips before planing your trip. It is kids friendly but adults may gain more fun. 0. Check the website to see "name your price" dates and possible discount. As well as possible event during your visit because it may close early to public. 1. You need at least 4... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Love it. I loved walking the ship but my favorite was the land tour of the mockup of a a M*A*S*H site complete with sounds of attacks and fighting and helicopters And there were real planes, vehicles, and buildings to view and walk and even a media center telling about everything

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The entry price is high, but we spent a good 4 hours exploring the ships, the sub and there was a Vietnam experience we did not make it to. It was a rainy day, but that did not in anyway hamper our visit. Our 12 year old son really enjoyed the videos, walking through the ships and the overall experience.We... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It is a lot of walking in some tight places but well worth it. The people working enjoy what they do and it certainly comes across. There are all branches of the military that work/volunteer which provides so much additional history to the museum.

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My husband and I stayed the night in Mount Pleasant on our way to Savannah for an anniversary trip and decided to visit before heading back out on the road. It was definitely worth it. There is SO much to see. We spent about four hours and made it through the Vietnam site and the USS Yorktown. There are many... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Went with family (including grandkids) Enjoyed the tour. Had an excellent experience watching the children learning while having fun,

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

As we walked across the bridge to get to the ship it was absolutely massive. Seeing it from a distance is one thing but as you approach it's overwhelming. There is a medal of honor museum with in the ship as well as several historical airplanes both inside the ship as well as on deck. They've done an excellent job... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Worth every dollar to see USS Yorktown alone. It'll take you all day to see all of her. A superb day out and it's also worth looking at the destroyer and submarine nearby and the Vietnam display too, if you have time. Highly recommended.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loved it! It was a lot of walking of walking so be prepared. It is a lot to see so allow yourself plenty of time to enjoy.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There is much to do at Patriots Point. The curators have done an excellent job. The park is on the Cooper river. Admission into the park is $5. Servicemembers in uniform or those with an active duty ID card get discounts at the gate and the attractions. The park has an area called the Vietnam experience. For those who are... More 

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