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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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A must see venue

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... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday 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 2 days ago NEW 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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Wilmington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We always try to tour something educational when we go on our "winter getaway" and this did not disappoint!! I love the self guided tours, the staff was very polite and informative. This is the history that kids need to see, not just read about (where they are skipping more & more in schools) in school. Don't miss Fort Sumter!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Very interesting. Had a great time. Volunteers was very helpful and had alot of knowledge. Make sure that you talk to them, they are full of historical knowledge

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Ipswich, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We had so much fun! My boyfriend is in the Air Force and a huge plane enthusiast so this was his kind of place. Tickets are good all day long, and the exhibits just keep coming. $22 for an adult ($17 with military ID, free in uniform) gets you into the USS Yorktown (featuring the flight deck, Medal of Honor... More 

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Gadsden, Alabama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

From the tour of the USS Yorktown, Laffey and Clamagore to the Vietnam Experience, you you can't go wrong visiting Patriot's Point. And if appreciate what our military does for our country as i do, The Medal of Honor museum is a can't miss. There is so much history to see in every nook and cranny of this place. We... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Used a Groupon for 2 for 1 admissions here and we had the best time! The USS Yorktown was really cool and we loved the museum and the planes. Self guided tour was a lot of fun. However, the highlight of our tour was the USS Lafferty destroyer and the submarine. My family basically had a private tour of both... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This decommissioned aircraft carrier has been cleverly turned into a Navel museum. Visitors can enter a significant amount of places on the ship and there is a lot of information available. As well as the main huge ship, there are lots of fighter jets and planes to see, and it is possible to see the flight deck, the bridge, engine... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited Patriots Point a few days ago on a very cold day in Charleston but it didn't stop us from spending hours here. It's a fascinating place. There is a lot of information around the ships and planes. We loved the different ways that the information was presented. There were videos, reading material, interactive activities etc. It was fun... More 

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