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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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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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  • Very good20%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
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40 Patriots Point Rd, Mount Pleasant, SC 29464-4377
+1 843-884-2727
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This place was amazing. My boys had a lot of fun on the ship, they rode in the helicopter. Lots of walking and small spaces on the ship. Gift shop was reasonable.

Thank Jena B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a must do visit if you are visiting South Carolina. You will spend an entire day there and love every second. The Navy ships are so amazing with so many artifacts that are just so amazing. They also have an entire Vietnam area...More

Thank JenC1977
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Let me start with a caveat. . .this was NOT my jam. If you are not a fan of small spaces, don't do this. The flight deck and the airplane hanger will work for you, but below deck and touring the smaller destroyer will NOT....More

Thank Kristen S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Patriot's Point is a fantastic stop for adults and kids. We visited with a group and spent the night on the ship providing a whole new perspective. The new Vietnam War exhibit is very well done. It'll take most of a day to see it...More

Thank Su-sea
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We spent about 6 hours touring the Yorktown aircraft carrier and other exhibits. A must see. Enjoyed seeing the spaces on the carrier and all the planes.

Thank Scott R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Have been here a few times and seems there is always something more to see. And i like contributing to the upkeep of our history.

Thank FitnessProLiane
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great show. Can spend hours on air conditioned hanger deck. If you are into that. Wife was mildly interested. Let her stay at hotel pool and save. Had real training flight module you can operate.

Thank George h
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited in Patriots Point in August. Touring the aircraft carrier USS Yorktown with all it's planes is amazing. The destroyer and submarine were equally as interesting. You get to experience what life was like on the ships and during war time. The Medal of Honor...More

Thank nyyfan02
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had great time here. I'm an A FORCE vet, but this was a great time. Hard to see the whole sight on 70 year old legs. Try to stay at a local hotel, as you can see them having a beer on the sun deck.More

Thank badger1247
Patriots_Point_NMM, Public Relations Manager at Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for taking the time to review Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum. But, was there something wrong with your visit? From your review it sounds like you had a "great time," but you rated us as "terrible." We hope there were no issues on...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Bring good walking shoes. Lots of up & down. One ticket gets submarine, destroyer, aircraft carrier & other exhibit. Nit as good as Midway in San Diego but well worth admission. Foid is available in three places & soda/snack machines as well. Water fountains are...More

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Kimberly T
June 27, 2017|
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Response from Andrea S | Reviewed this property |
Hi Kimberly, I'm not sure if lawn chairs would be allowed, but if you call the main office of Patriots Point I'm sure they would tell you. I'd keep in mind that you'd have to lug the chairs all the way from the parking lot... More
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
May 23, 2017|
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Response from Lou K | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is!