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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
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09:00 - 18:30
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 18:30
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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This was a great place to go! We loved being able to explore the entire ship! We even were able to have lunch on the ship. We spent half the day just exploring the ship... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Harshaw, Wisconsin
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A great place to come and walk around. You can take a helicopter ride (not a military helicopter), tour a battleship and an aircraft carrier, eat food and buy made in China tourist stuff. You have to pay to park, even if you just want to walk outside, but that's ok, because there are some interesting gun turrets and such... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was a great place to go! We loved being able to explore the entire ship! We even were able to have lunch on the ship. We spent half the day just exploring the ship, destroyer, and submarine. I would recommend this for all ages!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We drove down to South Carolina on our trip from the UK just to visit this attraction as my teenage son has always wanted to go on an aircraft carrier and WOW what a visit. We spent the whole day here and it certainly did not disappoint and was well worth the long drive. Every attraction was excellent and we... More 

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Columbia, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My son (cub scout) and I stayed here overnight with a ton of scouts. I must say that this was quite an experience and we both learned a lot. If you're not familiar with the USS Yorktown, you should really check out the history. You can also check out an aircraft carrier (USS Yorktown), a destroyer (USS Laffey) and a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Naval and Military museum that includes information on Civil War, World War I and II, and the Vietnam War both through their Medal of Honor museum on the USS Yorktown and the Vietnam Experience. They even have a replica of the Appollo 8 and Friendship 7 space capsules. There are 5 self guided tours on the USS Yorktown alone. It... More 

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Belton, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

So much to see in one place. They have helicopter rides available here as well- take advantage ($65 each) if you can splurge. The aerial view of Charleston, Fort Sumtner, the Yorktown, the Ravenalle bridge were spectacular! We especially loved the Viet Nam War complex museum- really well done. Fabulous experience.

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Jackson, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

A great exbit learned so much on this visit. Lots of plans on deck and just all the details that went into this. It was so nice to stand on deck where planes took off and landing.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Thanks to the folks there who really showed us a good time. It was fun and a great place to go with kids.

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Marietta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We saw the air craft carrier, destroyer, sub and Vietnam Memorial. We could easily spend an entire weekend at this site. An incredible opportunity to see a lot of the air craft carrier's role in history and more about those who have served our country. Also took the 1-hour helicopter ride. Worth every penny.

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Patriots Point is a must see for all history buffs, but especially those interested in naval and/or military history. It's suitable for all ages. The Yorktown is spectacular! Self-guided tours allow you explore almost the entire ship. Many interesting aircraft, one or two or which you can actually sit in, are also on board. The Laffey, a destroyer (not a... More 

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