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: D-Day 80th Anniversary Memorial
When: June 6, 2024
Time: 9 am - 5 pm
Where: Patriots Point
Admission: Regular Admission Required

To commemorate the 80th anniversary of the Invasion of Normandy, Patriots Point Naval and Maritime Museum will welcome visitors aboard the USS Laffey DD-724 to learn about the role our destroyer played in this historic event.  Living history enactors will be present throughout the USS Laffey to share the part the ship played at Normandy.  US Navy destroyer veterans will also be present throughout the ship to discuss the role of destroyers in naval defense.

At 2pm in the USS Laffey theater, guest speaker and PPDA Board Member, James Smith, will share about his grandfather, Lt. Paul Smith who served on board the Laffey at Normandy and Okinawa. He will be followed by guest speaker, and Patriots Point Volunteer of the Year, Bill Cassasa at approximately 2:20pm to discuss the role of a destroyer in naval warfare and share information about weapons operations.

Patriots Point and the Yorktown Foundation teamed up to send artifacts from the USS Laffey to Normandy, France. The items were packed into a World War II C-47 to be featured in events across Europe in the days leading up to June 6th.  The Laffey is one of only five warships remaining that supported the invasion of the beach at Normandy.


What: Patriots Point 4th of July Blast
When: July 4, 2024
Time: 5 pm - 10 pm
Where: Patriots Point
Admission: Regular Admission Required

Climb aboard the USS Yorktown for the most patriotic 4th of July event in the Lowcountry! Get exclusive access to this year’s fun and festivities at Patriots Point, including live music, food vendors, beer and wine for sale, and fireworks from the Flight Deck. Enjoy unmatched views of the Charleston Harbor and celebrate America’s birthday at this one-of-a-kind holiday experience.

Admission to this year’s event is $95 per person and grants attendees access to the USS Yorktown’s flight deck and hangar bays starting at 6 pm. Tickets are limited to six per person and cannot be resold. All guests over the age of one will need their own ticket to the flight deck. All ticket sales are final. The fireworks show will commence rain or shine.

Purchase tickets here.


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