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 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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Patriots Point Hours and Admission


Hours:
Open Daily 9 am - 6:30 pm
Closes at 3:30 pm on Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and New Years Eve
Closed Christmas Day


Admission:
Adults (12+) $24
Child (6-11) $16
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: History from the Heart: The Extraordinary Life of Jimmy Doolittle
When: April 6, 2020
Time: 7 pm - 8:30 pm
Where: Patriots Point
Admission: $10 - Cash Bar Available & Free Parking

Please come aboard the historic World War II era USS Yorktown for an evening with Jonna Doolittle Hoppes, granddaughter of famed aviator Jimmy Doolittle. Ms. Hoppes will be discussing her books Calculated Risk: the Extraordinary Life of Jimmy Doolittle and Just Doing My Job: Stories from World War II. The presentation will take place around the restored World War II era aircraft, the B-25 Bomber, the type of plane the Doolittle Raiders flew in the Tokyo Raid. Book signing to follow.

Tickets are $10 and can be purchased here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/history-from-the-heart-the-extraordinary-life-of-jimmy-doolittle-tickets-96512893663


What: Father's Day Free Admission
When: June 21, 2020
Time: 9 am - 6:30 pm
Where: Patriots Point
Admission: Dads get in Free

Bring your dad to Patriots Point this Fathers’ Day. On June 21, all fathers will be offered free admission.  What a great (and free) gift! Enjoy the day and create a memory that will last forever.  


What: Patriots Point Fireworks Blast 2020
When: July 4, 2020
Time: 6 pm
Where: Patriots Point
Admission: General Flight Deck $50 and VIP admission $125 (Tickets go on sale in June 2020)

It’s become a Lowcountry tradition – Fourth of July at the Point. The party on the flight deck of the USS Yorktown will include live music, good food and a thirty-minute fireworks show after sunset.


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