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 that 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 then 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 go 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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Open Daily 9 am - 6:30 pm
Closes at 3:30 pm on Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and New Years Eve
Closed Christmas Day
Adults (12+) $27
Child (6-11) $16
Senior (62+) $19
Children under 6 Free
Military in uniform are admitted Free
What: Yorktown Halloween
When: October 23, 2021
Time: 5 pm - 7 pm
Where: Patriots Point
There’s nothing to fear at Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum this Halloween. Families are invited to celebrate aboard the historic USS Yorktown on Saturday, October 23, from 5 pm - 7 pm. This event is free to attend.
Patriots Point encourages children to don their Halloween costumes and visit the Yorktown’s Hangar Deck. Instead of going door to door, kids will trick-or-treat from plane to plane and collect candy beneath historic World War II aircraft. Families can also choose to participate in a guided Halloween-themed tour through the museum. During the event, visitors can enjoy a photo station, craft, and a cartoon playing every 30 minutes in the Smokey Stover Theater.
Giveaways include one Friends of the Fleet membership pass, which grants the pass holder and a guest unlimited visits to the museum for a year. Dinner options will be available during the event from local food trucks.