Photo
Photo

USS Yorktown at Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum in Charleston, SC

40 Patriots Point Road Mount Pleasant, SC 29464-4377
Celebrate the successes and trials of some of America's finest - and most harrowing - moments at the Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum.

The highlight of the museum is the 'Fighting Lady' herself, the USS Yorktown. This mighty vessel played an integral role in the Pacific campaign of World War II, and also houses the Congressional Medal of Honor Society museum. Visitors will discover the Destroyer Laffey - 'The Ship That Wouldn't Die' -  next to the USS Yorktown. Other ships at the museum include the Cold War submarine Clamagore and the Coast Guard Cutter Ingham.

The museum also features 25 planes, jets, and helicopters, including F-9 Cougar - one of the original Blue Angels - and the F-14 Tomcat. Other highlights include a flight simulator, a Vietnam Naval Support Base complete with an actual River Patrol Boat, weaponry & combat centers, Army Huey helicopters that took fire in Vietnam, and a Sea Cobra attack helicopter. The museum tells the story of Vietnam & other U.S. military campaigns and veterans with great pride and honor.


Reviews
You don't want to miss this place. I would have paid double the amount to see all the exhibits. If you want a great history lesson, you need to spend a day at Patriot Point. The aircraft carrier, USS Yorktown and submarine Uss Clamagore offer a full day of naval history. I spent five hours there and I could have spent five more. They have a Great Gift shop and so many activities you can't count them all. The Medal orf Honor museum is a must see. Several tours are offered on the Yorktown and you can tour the Clamagore by yourself and get a real feel of what it was like in WW2. The next time you are close to Charleston,S.C.,stop by Patiots Point. There's something there for the whole family to do.
John - Deltona,FL
You don't want to miss this place. I would have paid double the amount to see all the exhibits. If you want a great history lesson, you need to spend a day at Patriot Point. The aircraft carrier, USS Yorktown and submarine Uss Clamagore offer a full day of naval history. I spent five hours there and I could have spent five more. They have a Great Gift shop and so many activities you can't count them all. The Medal orf Honor museum is a must see. Several tours are offered on the Yorktown and you can tour the Clamagore by yourself and get a real feel of what it was like in WW2. The next time you are close to Charleston,S.C.,stop by Patiots Point. There's something there for the whole family to do.
John - Deltona,FL
Try searching by keyword or choose a specific date.
Search:
View By Date:
Arrival Date:
 
Length of Visit:
View By Date:
Arrival Date:
 
Length of Visit:
Checkout
Cart
Contact Customer Service at
1-800-717-9964
Secure Online Payment Options
credit card logos