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Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum

40 Patriots Point Rd, Mount Pleasant, SC 29464-4377
+1 843-884-2727
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Overwhelming

I appreciate our military and found the submarine and carriers fascinating, I don't think the audio... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Lisa S
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Lexington, Kentucky
As fun as it was thirty-something years ago

This is such a great place to spend a weekend sleeping on the ship with a bunch of Cub Scouts... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
OneTravelerHere
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Lawrenceville, GA
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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 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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40 Patriots Point Rd, Mount Pleasant, SC 29464-4377
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Reviewed yesterday

I appreciate our military and found the submarine and carriers fascinating, I don't think the audio tour was designed to educate one with an overview of the history of these battleships. It was too detailed and each segment was about 5 minutes long; I lost...More

Thank Lisa S
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is such a great place to spend a weekend sleeping on the ship with a bunch of Cub Scouts. They get to play hard and hopefully learn a little. Once you think you have exhausted the USS Yorktown, the Laffey is waiting next door...More

Thank OneTravelerHere
Reviewed 2 days ago

Obviously, a huge aircraft carrier is awesome in and of itself! Add to it a fine array of aircraft, historical summaries, and the Medal of Honor Museum you have a lot to absorb. As a bonus there is the Destroyer Laffey and a submarine, all...More

Thank Stephen D
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Great morning visiting the Yorktown, excellent tours of the ship, if your nearby you must visit this awesome piece of history, 10/10

Thank jameshastings1111
Reviewed 3 days ago

There is so much to see at Patriot's Point that you will want to allow at least 3 hours to do so. The Vietnam experience is a must see. There is a small museum type building which offers a movie(air conditioned) and displays. You then...More

Thank Sandy O
Reviewed 4 days ago

It was very humbling to have a feel for what our soldiers went through on the carrier, the sub and the vietnam experience. My highest respect goes to our soldiers, both past and present. Very interesting walk thru. Very hot though. Steep stairs on the...More

Thank HisBabyDoll89
Reviewed 4 days ago

Spent an enjoyable couple of hours here while spending the day in Charleston, Make a point of entering the Medal of Honour museum on the ship, The visit was good value at $22 dollars and a good idea is to take the Water Taxi from...More

Thank Chris B
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Our pack families spent the weekend on the Yorktown. Our group leader Ms. Kris was the best with our boys and even showed them some cool off the tour stuff. Mr Thom gave a great history tour that the boys enjoyed. The marine biologist did...More

Thank Russ D
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

There are 3 big ships to see for the one price. They did a great job showing what life on the ships would be like. The USS Yorktown was extremely large and they had you wind through different levels of the ship. You could go...More

Thank Brooke13Aster
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We had a great day tour the ships. The best part both kids didn't look at their electronic devices once! They took it all in! You can't truly appreciate what our soldiers do until walk through this bit of history! Great family day!

Thank Michelle C
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Kimberly T
We have tickets to watch the 4th of July fireworks from the flight deck. Are lawn chairs allowed and/or advised? Thank you!
June 27, 2017|
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Response from jameshastings1111 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry Kimberly! I read the name too quick!
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steveblt
is there a web site for the shop@
May 23, 2017|
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Response from Moira D | Reviewed this property |
I have searched the patriot's Point website and there does not seem to be a website just for the shop, however, if you get onto the website and click on Contact Us, there is a U S phone number where you can phone for... More
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steveblt
is there a web site for the shop?
May 23, 2017|
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Response from Lou K | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is!
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