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: Meet the Author of Top Gun Memos
When: May 17, 2022
Time: 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Where: Patriots Point
Admission: Free but requires RSVP

The film Top Gun has become an icon in American culture. Patriots Point visitors are often reminded of the film when visiting the F-14 Tomcat on the flight deck of the USS Yorktown. Learn more about the making of the film during a free event. On Tuesday, May 17 at 6:30 p.m., meet Meredith Jordan, the author of Top Gun Memos: The Making and Legacy of an Iconic Movie. Top Gun Memos uses production documents, news articles, and dozens of interviews to tell the behind-the-scenes story of the film. This includes the dangers and challenges filmmakers encountered.

The event will include a presentation, Q&A with the audience, and book signing opportunity. Jordan will share more about the US Navy’s contributions to the film, particularly the use of planes and pilots.  The event is free to attend, but requires RSVP.


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