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Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum

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Address: 40 Patriots Point Rd, Mount Pleasant, SC 29464-4377
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+1 843-884-2727
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09:00 - 18:30
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 18:30
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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The history of Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum began in June...

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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Set aside the time for walking around, so worth it!

There are 3 vessels to tour, not just the USS Yorktown. There is also a destroyer and a submarine you can walk through. I was amazed at how much time we spent walking around the... read more

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Eugene, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

There are 3 vessels to tour, not just the USS Yorktown. There is also a destroyer and a submarine you can walk through. I was amazed at how much time we spent walking around the Yorktown. There are 5 tours you can do while listening to a pre-recorded presentation. It was stunning how much goes into just the basic day... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you love to see and visit historical sites then this is your place. Its so awesome to be able to walk and tour a WWII aircraft carrier, destroyer and diesel submarine. This place is full of history and a real tribute to all the veterans who have helped keep our country free!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Planned my visit for over a month. Really enjoyed seeing the ships. The interactive displays on the Laffey were just amazing. A big thanks to the Vets and volunteers who put in so much time for her. I was really looking forward to buying souvenirs when my visit was done, only to find out that the gift shop closes an... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Plenty to see in touring a famous WWII through Vietnam aircraft carrier, a destroyer that served in both the ETO shelling Utah beach in D-Day and in the Pacific participating in the battle of Okinawa. The destroyer is one of the most decorated ships of WWII. You'll learn plenty about our naval history in visiting this superb museum.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

An aircraft carrier, a destroyer and a submarine available to experience in one place. An awesome and educational and fun experience for every generation. Highly recommended.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Visit the ships and take a tour to Fort Sumter---so interesting! A great place to explore and learn for all ages!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

An absolutely MUST SEE. The history of the USS Yorktown is great, and an actual WWII submarine, the USS Clagamore is amazing to walk through.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Enjoyed visiting with our 92 year old WWII vet Dad. The staff was very kind to him and it was special when they added their "thanks for your service" to our tour. One suggestion, you should have a special rate for veterans.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This display is a must see if you are in the area. While admission seemed pricey we soon realized that there was almost a whole days worth of displays to see. Our biggest mistake was not allowing enough time to see it all!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Visited the USS Yorktown and didn't get lost on the carrier, but were immersed with so much history--both the big picture and the specifics of her history were extensively on display. Would like everyone to see the movie with the interviews of the WWII vets. Might invite a bit of humility and appreciation for the history and survival of our... More 

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