Ways to give

Your support does more than help with the maintenance and enhancement of the museum and its ships. It gives underserved children access to vital educational programs through a unique learning environment that connects generations. Please see below for a more detailed list of what we are currently accepting and not accepting.

We’re funders of a one-of-a-kind, world class experience that’s more than a museum.

You can help by:

  • Visiting www.ussyorktownfoundation.org to make your gift easily and securely online.
  • Mailing your gift to:
      USS YORKTOWN Foundation
      40 Patriots Point Road
      Mount Pleasant, SC 29464
  • Calling (843) 881-5925 to make immediate or planned gifts.
  • Texting the word “heroes” to (843) 606-5995.
  • Becoming a member at Patriots Point. Learn more.

Honor and Memorial Gifts

You can make a gift in honor or memory of a loved one. It’s a great way to thank someone for their service or remember a person who served. Call us at (843) 881-5925 for how you can help.

Established in 2013, the USS YORKTOWN Foundation is a 501(c)(3) dedicated to raising funds that enhance the educational programs and museum plan of Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum. For more information, visit www.ussyorktownfoundation.org.

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Artifact Donations

Patriots Point is an institution with a collection focused on Naval Maritime and Naval Aviation. We accept artifacts related to the United States Navy during the 20th and 21st centuries as well as United States Marine Corps and United States Army artifacts related to World War II, Korea and Vietnam.

For any questions, please contact Melissa Buchanan, (843) 881-5990, or David Clark, (843) 881-5985.


  • Diaries and Log Books
  • Letters
  • Flight Suits, Helmets and Flight Gear
  • Uniforms (especially those with unit insignia and patches)
  • Medals
  • Photographs
  • Certificates
  • Souvenirs
  • Training Materials
  • Ship’s Newspapers and Memos
  • Posters and Cartoons
  • Film Footage: Efforts will be made to transfer film to a stable digital format, which might result in the loss of the original film; nitrate film will be transferred if at all possible and then discarded for the safety of the collection and staff
  • Home Front Memorabilia (World War II through Vietnam)
  • Ship or Aircraft Models (Please be prepared to send photographs and dimensions)
  • Weapons (under certain circumstances – please contact Melissa Buchanan for more information)
  • Please contact for more information.

No Longer Accepting:

  • Reunion Materials or Association Archives
  • VHS, DVD, or Blu-Ray Copies of Commercially Produced Movies
  • Personal Oral Histories (recorded on any media)
  • Books and Periodicals (that are not primary documents)
  • Material Copied from the Internet, Books or Journals

All donations should include the donor’s name, address, email, phone number, and a list of donated items. We cannot guarantee display of items, nor do we accept donations with stipulations. However, all accepted donations are important for research, education and archival purposes.

  • Active Duty Military (ID required)
  • $17
  • In Person
  • Active Duty Military In Uniform
  • Free
  • In Person