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Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum

40 Patriots Point Rd, Mount Pleasant, SC 29464-4377
+1 843-884-2727
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Historical place to visit

I really enjoyed visiting Patriot's Point. The day I visited, the audio tours were not available... read more

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Allison B
Full day of History

This was my first trip here in many years. The price is a little high, but since the proceeds go to... read more

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The history of Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum began in June 1975 when the legendary aircraft carrier USS Yorktown entered Charleston Harbor. A few months later, the USS Yorktown was dedicated as the first ship of the Naval & Maritime Museum on the 200th birthday of the United States Navy. Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum was officially opened to the public on January 3, 1976. Today the museum consists of the aircraft carrier USS Yorktown (CV-10) with 29 aircraft on display from WWII to the present; the USS Laffey (DD-724), a Sumner-class destroyer; and the USS Clamagore (SS-343), a GUPPY III submarine. The Congressional Medal of Honor Society is headquartered here and their official Medal of Honor Museum is onboard the USS Yorktown. There is also a Cold War Sub Memorial and Vietnam Support Base Camp on the surrounding grounds.
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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40 Patriots Point Rd, Mount Pleasant, SC 29464-4377
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Reviewed today

I really enjoyed visiting Patriot's Point. The day I visited, the audio tours were not available, but I still enjoyed walking around and looking at everything. I recommend wearing comfortable shoes and clothing- there are some relatively steep stairs to go to certain areas, and...More

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Reviewed today

This was my first trip here in many years. The price is a little high, but since the proceeds go to preserving history it was okay. The walking tours of the carrier were amazing. History buffs and casual visitors of all ages will get much...More

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Reviewed today

I loved visiting the Patriots Point Naval Museum. As a WWII history enthusiast, I found the various displays to be a wealth of information. We toured all three ships that are docked at the museum. I was really impressed with the condition of the ships,...More

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Reviewed today

I visited with my husband who was more interested in seeing the museum than me. There are a lot of areas to go through. I wouldn't recommend the submarine if you are claustrophobic.

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I loved this place. We spent nearly all day here so good value for money. There is a frigate, an aircraft carrier and a submarine to explore. The aircraft carrier has some planes on the top deck and in the hanger section. Do try and...More

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Reviewed yesterday

A must-see in Charleston. A unique chance to visit a real military carrier. 5 most interesting tours for those who can do a lot of climbing up and down the narrow stairs.

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Reviewed yesterday

This was a great trip down history lane. I learned more from the all vets I meet and who served on the Yorktown, Also learning about the Laffey and the amazing history she has to tell. The sub is getting geared up to be a...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

My wife and I had been to Patriots Point to tour the museum in the past. Her parents flew across the country to visit us. With her father enjoying history and having served in the military in his younger days, this seemed like they might...More

Thank Reitz37
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We went to Patriots Place not quite sure what to expect on our first day in SC. We were blown away with how much of the ships you could see - especially the Yorktown - you could spend hours on just that boat alone. The...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I have done 6 to 7 ship tours and this is by far the best. You could easily make this turn into a whole day. I didn't stop to look at as much as I wanted to so I kinda breezed thru alot as not...More

Thank J I
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Karen W
19 April 2018|
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Response from Jimmy M | Reviewed this property |
My wife and I spent about 6 hours touring the Yorktown, submarine, and Vietnam area. We would have probably taken longer, but it was chilly and the wind was blowing very hard. We couldn't stay out on the flight deck very... More
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germanypa
17 February 2018|
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Response from Thomas C | Reviewed this property |
No veterans discount. Active military in uniform are free and and active military with id receive a discount. Seniors pay $17 each. Regular admission is $22.
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charlesgE9252NC
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Response from Planatoid | Reviewed this property |
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