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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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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
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
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
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
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
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...
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