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Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum

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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...more
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40 Patriots Point Rd, Mount Pleasant, SC 29464-4377
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We took our kids to check out Patriots Point & we all had a great time! Please don't complain about the price of admission because it all goes to the upkeep of the ships. It was a very informative, self guided tour. We all really...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

When I went to Yorktown, I was going to see my dad do the Yorktown swim. We had a great time and we created lots of memories.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Who wants to see a bunch of rusty old ships and submarines, when Charleston is awash in 18th and 19th century history, beautiful homes, plantations and gardens, as well as world class culinary delights. This was my thought before my first visit to Patriots Point....More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Frank H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We ran out of time to see and do everything ... my advice would be to have a quick look on the smaller ship before you head onto the big aircraft carrier (and the Vietnam expo). We spent so long on the big ship we...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank shonas804
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There is a lot here for what you pay for. Expect to spend a whole day here. A must see before you die.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank baseplate
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I really, really enjoyed this visit. This is a must see when you’re in the area. The self-guided tours are easy to follow by yourself. If you have physical disabilities, it may be harder for you since the stairs to go through the ships are...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank E6158DXmichellea
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A must see - allow yourself time to see all three vessels - USS Yorktown, USS Laffey and USS Clamagore. The stories of these vessels are fascinating and the access on the Yorktown is amazing. You really get an idea of what it was like...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank linda4psu
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

one of the best place in Charleston for history and war lovers. it has a great view of the city with the educational tour of the museum

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Vivek P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very interesting and historical... Must allow yourself 3hrs to tour aircraft carrier Yorktown, battleship and submarine... Volunteers are very knowledgeable and helpful.. Also the Vietnam war display a must...

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 957fredn
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

You get to tour through classic naval vessels each that has survived a great deal. The videos in various parts of the ships were, for me, riveting. They tried to give you a feel for what it was like on the ships during war time....More

Date of experience: November 2018
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October 5, 2018|
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Response from Kerenelise | Reviewed this property |
5 and under free. 6-11 are $16, 12-61 are $24, and 62+ are $19.
August 3, 2018|
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Response from Maryellen M | Reviewed this property |
As far as I know there is no overnight parking for RV's. Sorry.
June 20, 2018|
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Response from Maryellen M | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there is a elevator on the Yorktown.