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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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Historical Charleston Tour with Optional Joseph Manigault House Visit
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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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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
40 Patriots Point Rd, Mount Pleasant, SC 29464-4377
+1 843-884-2727
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Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

My husband and I had so much fun touring the USS Yorktown as well as the USS Laffey and the submarine. Can't wait to bring the kids back to experience it as well. A new found respect for the men who served on these ships.

Thank Wendy T
Reviewed 13 October 2016

What a wonderful adventure to be able to tour in our own time and pace....well maintained....clean, Patriots Point, is just beautiful...bring a camera to be able to remember all the spectacular views of the Charleston Harbor amd the amazing aircraft...

Thank Chickenman151
Reviewed 13 October 2016

Visited this historic museum and went aboard the WW 2 carrier USS Yorktown. Went through mockups of the mess kitchen, the bakery, sick bay and the dentist office. Went to the hanger deck for displays of vintage naval aircraft, an A1E Skyraider and an F4U...More

Thank mmauro1
Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

Was worth going to. The carrier Yorktown was great! Working your way through all the self walking tours takes quite awhile and we were able to see many different aspects of the ship. If you like aircraft, there's a lot of them, both on the...More

Thank Mark W
Reviewed 12 October 2016

We loved visiting the Yorktown. It was amazing to see first-hand what cramped quarters in which our military lived for months at a time. Stepping back in history for this tour was awesome.

Thank Jane E
Reviewed 12 October 2016

We went to the Maritime Museum which was very good; however, the prices were quite expensive for what you got. You were allowed to tour the carrier in the harbor for a fee and it was nice to see the big aircraft carrier; however, if...More

Thank Donna M
Reviewed 12 October 2016

If you have never been on an aircraft carrier, then make this one of your Charleston day excursions. Be warned though, there is a lot of walking with very steep stairs. The prelaidout tours are nice, but I wish they would have put together a...More

Thank Bob T
Reviewed 11 October 2016

When you visit here dress appropriately...if it's fall or winter Wear thermal and heavy coats and sweat shirts..they do not serve hot drinks at all ...have to go to nearby restaurant to warm up If warmer weather dress in light clothing As it will be...More

1  Thank james c
Reviewed 11 October 2016

My husband is a Veteran and this was a must see for us. The Veteran guides were helpful/knowledgeable; we did our own self-guided tour. There's a lot to see so plan to spend several hours touring. The USS Yorktown, Destroyer USS Laffey, the Medal of...More

Thank malibufritz
Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

We stayed at the Marriott in downtown Charleston on a short get away. Our boy wanted to see the USS Yorktown, so Patriots Point was a must. It was a warm July day but well worth the trip. Our boy will always remember the fun...More

1  Thank Dustin R
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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!