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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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Must see for history buffs!

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... read more

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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Asheville, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had such a great time and took so long to tour the Yorktown that we didn't get to the destroyer and sub also open for tour. Five different tours of the carrier covering most of the levels including flight and hanger decks, bridge areas and quarters. Allow lots of time, maybe half a day at the least.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Toured the carrier, cruiser and the submarine. You can see as much or as little as you wish and at your own pace. Great way to learn how the military lived on ships during WWII.

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Greenville, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What an awesome concert sponsored by GlassPro for The American Red Cross. The venue is easy to access and close to hotels, shopping and attractions. The USS Yorktown and the Ravenel Bridge are convenient to see while there.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a free day and were staying next door. Great way to see history in action and get a small taste of what our Navy has done for us.

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