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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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A Must See in Charleston

We spent 5.5 hours there and only went on 3 of 5 tours on the USS Yorktown, the tour of the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Frank W
Folsom, California
Done it once, never have to go back

I can imagine this is very interesting for some, but I feel like I've seen it all before on another... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
North Houston, Texas
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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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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
40 Patriots Point Rd, Mount Pleasant, SC 29464-4377
+1 843-884-2727
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent 5.5 hours there and only went on 3 of 5 tours on the USS Yorktown, the tour of the destroyer Laffey, and the Vietnam experience. There is also a submarine that we did not go on. Absolutely fantastic historical displays with many sights...More

Thank Frank W
Reviewed 1 week ago

I can imagine this is very interesting for some, but I feel like I've seen it all before on another battleship. Lots of steep steps and can be a miserable place on hot days. I liked the way there brochure had a detailed path for...More

Thank kogabino
Reviewed 1 week ago

There is so much to see on the 3 different ships. One is a submarine. We toured all 3. So much interesting history. I really enjoyed them. We spent almost 6 hours going through each one of them. Very awesome for anyone I think. If...More

Thank Sunny0807
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great time viewing and touring the Yorktown. Highly recommended! Food was kinda spendy ($7 for 4 chicken tenders or BBQ sandwich then $3 side of fries.. $3 16oz drink or $5 32oz etc) , but we were relieved it was offered so we could eat...More

Thank TheAmanda848
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a very nice attraction. You could easily spend all day here. There are 3 ships to tour but we only went on the Yorktown. The prices were $22 for adult and $17 for kids and military. They had a shuttle that would bring...More

Thank nashvilleroam
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had been to Patriots Point before, with Scouts, my wife and I were in town for a get away for Valentine's. They have added more artifacts than when I had been there before. Plan on bringing your own food in the off season and...More

Thank Stone236
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A great experience!! A tour of every square inch of the USS Yorktown aircraft carrier. Got to see the hangar areas which contained at least 10 types of aircraft, the flight deck, the bridge, the kitchen and sleeping areas. Don't miss the movie, it was...More

Thank Kim G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This should be a "must see" for every citizen and especially students. The Yorktown's history was vividly displayed with 'hands on' experiences and informative films. Also see the Laffey and the adjacent submarine.

Thank Rich H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A military buff must. So many things to see and do. Went through a actual submarine, toured uss Yorktown. Five different tours seeing every part of the ship. Also got to tour a destroyer which is a smaller ship. There was so many diferent military...More

Thank Sherry M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Big boat with lots to see and explore. A very good place to take younger ones to learn about history. No matter the age, something for all. Plenty of room for the very young to run around and not tear anything up. You still need...More

Thank AJ F
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is there a web site for the shop@
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
is there a web site for the shop?
23 May 2017|
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Response from Lou K | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is!
My family is going to visit Charleston soon. My Husband will be in a conference all day so I am looking for something to do with the kids. I have six children 10 months on up and I was wondering if it would be possible for us to tour the Yorktown. I will carry the baby in a backpack but I also have a two year old. I guess my question is how easy is it for small children to tour the exhibits?
31 March 2017|
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Response from Patriots_Point_NMM | Property representative |
Thanks for your interest in our museum. I apologize for the delayed response to your question. There are many "ladders" (you would likely call them steep steps) throughout the ships to journey from one level to another... More