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Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children, Stairs / elevator, Wheelchair access, Activities for young children
Georgia
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33 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“family history day”
Reviewed January 20, 2014

We had a great time, it was really windy and cold but once we made it to the Yorktown we were like kids in a maze. It burned a lot of energy for the kids climbing stairs and seeing how their grandfathers lived while at sea. The submarine made us realize that "tin can" is really what it feels like. We didn't make it on the battleship.The Viet Nam exhibit looks like it was in progress, it only took a few minutes to walk through. Had a fun day, lots of walking and climbing steps :)
It is really as much or as little as you want to learn, we could have spent two days there if we really looked at everything on the aircraft carrier. Beautiful scenery from the flight deck overlooking water ,bridge and Fort Sumpter. We bought the 20 dollar picture they take when you walk in, it is in a nice folder and has one big picture and 3 smaller ones with the aircraft carrier in the background.

Visited January 2014
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Mexico,NY
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10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“You need to stop here”
Reviewed January 20, 2014

This was our 3rd trip to the museum everytime we see something new WW2 class ships its one big hands on museum do you kids love to feel history this is for you climb in chairs look out off the deck my son loved to see how the bathrooms and meals worked see and feel how our history was written

Visited April 2013
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Frisco, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Great history museum”
Reviewed January 17, 2014

Allow 5-7 hours to get the full benefit of the museum. The aircraft carrier is worth the admission alone. Very well done with lots of information. Also enjoyed the submarine, but is small! We went on a cold, windy day, and was glad we had gloves and hats as the wind really blows. Worth the admission, highly recommend even though there is a lot of walking.

Visited January 2014
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Gold Coast, Australia
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“Engineer John Lycn you made our visit!”
Reviewed January 15, 2014

WOW what a fun experience. Explore the decks, hangers, bridges and control rooms. This was a fantastic attraction and engineering masterpiece. We entered the engine room and heard a man talking to another. We stood and listened. It turned our Engineer John Lycn had served on the sister ship to USS Yorktown. Mr Lycn spoke in great detail and all aspects of the engine room and ships operations. It was fascinating and an honor to speak with a true veteran of such a grand ship. Thank you

Visited January 2014
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Hampton, Minnesota
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“Great for all ages!”
Reviewed January 14, 2014

Old or young, the old ships are fun for all ages! I visited here 18 years ago and was impressed. So I took my nephews to see it now. They are 8 $ 11 and LOVED running exploring the ships (and sub). The older also liked to read the history of the planes and ships. It is a long day of walking and going up and down stairs, so wear comfy shoes.

Visited January 2014
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