Patriots Point 


Patriots Point

Patriots Point is one of the largest museums of its kind in the world. The museum gives visitors the chance to tour the aircraft carrier, USS Yorktown, along with a destroyer ship and a submarine. Visitors can also visit the Vietnam Experience Exhibit and the Medal of Honor Museum.

The USS Yorktown was the tenth aircraft carrier to serve in the United States Navy. The carrier was commissioned in 1943 and participated significantly in the Pacific offensive, which began in late 1943 and ended with the defeat of Japan in 1945. Yorktown received the Presidential Unit Citation, and earned 11 battle stars for service in World War II. The carrier was later used off Vietnam and recovered the Apollo 8 astronauts and capsule before being decommissioned in 1970.

Just about the entire ship is open to the public. Tour the huge flight deck and then sit in the captain’s chair. Pictures and exhibits give a true glimpse into what life was like on the ship. After the tour, enjoy a hot lunch in the aircraft carrier's C.P.O. mess hall or grab something at one of the two snack bars. Expect to spend about 3-4 hours to see everything, and plan to do a lot of walking and climbing steep stairs. 



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Patriots Point Hours and Admission


Hours:
Open Daily 9 am - 6:30 pm
Ticket window closes at 5 pm
Closes at 3:30 pm on Christmas Eve and New Years Eve.
Closed Christmas Day and Thanksgiving Day


Admission:
Adults (12+) $27
Child (6-11) $16
Senior (62+) $19
Children under 6 Free
Military in uniform are admitted Free


Patriots Point Address and Map


Patriots Point
40 Patriots Point Rd
Mount Pleasant SC 29464
(843) 884-2727
Patriots Point Website


Current and Upcoming Events at Patriots Point


What: Veterans Day Weekend
When: Nov. 11, 2022
Time: 10 am - 5 pm
Where: Patriots Point
Admission: Free admission to Veterans and active duty military 

Celebrate veterans this Veterans Day weekend aboard the USS Yorktown! We will offer free admission to Veterans and active duty military from November 11 – 13. Admission to the museum includes access to the warships USS Yorktown and USS Laffey, and the three-acre Vietnam War Experience.


What: Performance from the Citadel's Summerall Guard
When: Nov. 12, 2022
Time: 11 am - 1:30 pm
Where: Patriots Point
Admission: Free admission to Veterans and active duty military. Paid admission required for all others.

At 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. on November 12, The Citadel’s Summerall Guards will perform a silent precision drill on USS Yorktown’s flight deck. The exercise will feature a unique series of movements that exemplifies the exactness and thoroughness with which military college trains its cadets.  Paid admission is required. Parking is $5.


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