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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.
  • Excellent76%
  • Very good20%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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40 Patriots Point Rd, Mount Pleasant, SC 29464-4377
+1 843-884-2727
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Reviewed yesterday

My Brother -in-law and I took the water taxi from downtown and it was a great short ride. It was my B-I-L top list of things to see while he was visiting from Germany. It's a little walk to get up to the hanger deck...More

Thank munzieb
Reviewed yesterday

Wow. So much to see, read, learn here. If you are interested in the history of our Navy and the horrific days they spent defending our country this is for you. It is so informational. You can rent headsets (I recommend them) and you should...More

Thank E3679WAlindav
Reviewed yesterday

There is so much to see and do at Patriot's Point. They do charge a parking fee of $5 even if you aren't going to tour any of their ships. The tour boats for Fort Sumter depart from here. Helicopter tours of the area depart...More

Thank Lynn W
Reviewed 2 days ago

Lots of history here!!! Fascinating to be on an aircraft carrier! Also make sure to go to the USS Laffley destroyer right next door! Only suggestion is that when you go down to the Engine Room, mark what the machines are. With no information, you...More

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Our plan was to have 3 to 4 hours here before some beach time. We were here over 7 hours!! So much to see and read, and fascinating. A mix of old fashioned displays and more cutting edge presentation such as the new Medal of...More

Thank PipPaul W
Reviewed 2 days ago

Our family are no military buffs. But who can't appreciate the coolness of walking on the deck of an aircraft carrier? There are self guided tours and tours where you can rent a headset for a descriptive tour. we took the self guided one. Inside...More

Thank GroupWguy
Reviewed 3 days ago

took a trip to see the naval park and didn't know what to expect. What fun and what history to be learned! we took my 2 and 4 year old grandsons who absolutely loved it! We even ate on the ship in the mess hall....More

Thank Kathleen56_11
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

My 17 year old son is a WWII history buff and we came to Charelston primarily to see the Yorktown. The submarine was not in great shape but is very interesting to see. I hope they are able to preserve it. The story behind the...More

Thank natsned
Patriots_Point_NMM, Public Relations Manager at Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Good afternoon! Thank you for what seems to be a very positive review of our museum. Did you realize, however, that you rated us "terrible" -- with only one circle of five? If that was not your intent and you are able to correct, we...More

Reviewed 3 days ago

Go early to get the most from your experience. You can easily spend the entire day touring all the exhibits. Admission is not cheap, it was $22 for adults when we visited, but we felt it was well worth the money. Service (active duty) men...More

Thank copperdragon66
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Clean, fun, lots of interesting facts about many who gave their lives in service to our country. Pictures, videos, tours available. Fun for everyone in the family.

Thank Michelle T
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Kimberly T
27 June 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
23 May 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
23 May 2017|
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Response from Lou K | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is!