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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: 18438842727
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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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Patriots Point - USS Laffey, Yorktown ( CV10, Medal of Honor Museum

For the history buff, or just the casual visitor, this display of 3 warships, the Yorktown, the Laffey and the Submarine ( which I did not get to) was well worth the visit. I... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Commack NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

For the history buff, or just the casual visitor, this display of 3 warships, the Yorktown, the Laffey and the Submarine ( which I did not get to) was well worth the visit. I spent 4 hours there and could have spent 8 easily. The Laffey has one of the best set up self guided, interactive tours I have ever... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We allowed a whole day to visit the Vietnam War military base enactment, the Yorktown, and the Laffey. My husband was a Quartermaster on a destroyer during the time of the Vietnam War so this had personal significance.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

For me as a person who is not really fimilar with all the army stuff, it was very interesting to see the size of a submarine or a aircraft carrier! Perfect to connect it with a trip to the seaside

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Sunbury, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My husband and I spent a long weekend in Charleston and wanted to take in as much history as we could. This ship is AMAZING! The cost was $22 per person for us and you had the option of renting headphones for $6 each that allowed you to hear audio about certain areas of the ship as you walked around.... More 

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Waynesboro, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We spent the entire day touring the Yorktown, and I'm sure we still didn't see it all. It is simply amazing. We gained so much more respect for our service men and women while spending time at Patriots Point. The presentations are wonderful. Highly recommend!

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Commerce, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We love our History and this tour was PERFECT!!! Very informative guides on the taxi boat to the monument as well as the ones at the monument! It's about a 30 min ride on the boat to and from the monument, but the guide made the time go by fast with all his information! Highly recommend this place!! Super nice... More 

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Norcross, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The USS Yorktown was amazing to tour. Amazing how many planes they have on this ship. Shows you just how big it really is. Interesting to go on the lower decks and view medical/surgical room, dentist office, dining room, kitchen, jail, etc. Thank you to all who have served/continue to serve our country for our freedom. Highly recommend this tour.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Had no idea what to expect because I have never toured anyting like this before. The USS Yorktown was amazing to tour. Amazing how many planes they have on this ship. Shows you just how big it really is. Interesting to go on the lower decks and view medical/surgical room, dentist office, dining room, kitchen, jail, etc. Thank you to... More 

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Oakville, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I don't understand the people that give a 1 or 2 star rating to this place! I agree that veterans should enter for free -- it is a slap in the face to charge a veteran to get into an exhibit like this --but we are rating the attraction as a whole. I agree that that is rust on the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We were here for a day. The facility was well organized and has a variety of types of exhibits. The submarine is older but gives you a feel for how difficult submarine service was. The aircraft carrier is outstanding, with many interesting exhibits on many battles and expeditions. There is a theater and restaurants. The destroyer is the most organized... More 

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