Featured Programs

Patriots Point offers educational programs on board the USS YORKTOWN and is available for groups of 10 or more.

  • History & Science

    Get a glimpse into the inner workings of an aircraft carrier and the surrounding environment at Patriots Point. Learn about Earth's vital marine ecosystems and American History all while “Walking in the Steps of Heroes.”

  • Aviation

    Young aviators must protect our nation’s security against enemy combatants using cutting-edge flight simulators in the new Flight Academy aboard the USS YORKTOWN. Your overnight or day trip experience can be fully immersed into this extended program! Visit the Flight Academy page to learn more.

  • Marine Science

    Spend time in our wet lab, getting up close and personal with local fauna. In this shipboard program, you will learn the importance of marine ecosystems, taking an in-depth look at the living and nonliving components.

  • VIP Tours

    Enhance your group experience with one of our exclusive tours. Topics range from a behind-the-scenes look at life on an aircraft carrier, to the heroic stories of the captivating machines that once ruled the sea and sky. Join us for a “truly historic” tour!

  • Virtual Reality Space Mission


    Patriots Point's new, virtual reality space program Journey to Planet X, allows students to become astronauts and explore the universe like never before.



    A special thrill for those who dare to explore areas FEW PEOPLE have ever seen. Descend down to the bottom of the ship into dark, tight spaces. With headlamps and hard hats, your group will discover the unknown as you investigate the shadows of the ship!

    • Ages: 10+ Only


Enhance your Patriots Point visit with any of these additional activities. Prices vary per experience, so please contact Group Sales or call (843) 884-2727 for details.

  • Helicopter Tours

    Experience the awe-inspiring YORKTOWN from a completely unique perspective. Flights ranging from 5-20 minutes over Patriots Point, Charleston Harbor, and surrounding beaches provide breathtaking views from 600 feet.

  • Ship Shape Scavenger Hunts

    This 45 minute scavenger hunt will introduce you to many topics! All answers can be found throughout the YORKTOWN’s Hangar Deck, making this a perfect addition to your Patriots Point experience.

  • Flight Motion Simulator

    Come sit in a moving theater! This five-minute experience will give you the chance to become part of the action. The price for groups is $4 per person, or $5 for individuals.

  • Climbing Wall

    Our 34’ high climbing wall is a fun-filled challenge for adventure-seekers of all ages – and a great add-on activity for any group for just $5 per person.

  • Ship Store

    The Ship Store, the museum’s gift shop, offers a wide variety of Patriots Point, Ft. Sumter, and Charleston memorabilia. Now offering a 10% discount to all overnight campers (with wristband). It’s located landside of the USS YORKTOWN.

  • Audio Tours

    Rent your own personal audio player that will allow you to hear exclusive stories about the ship and her crew, including first-hand WWII Veteran accounts. There are more than 3 1/2 hours of content and 100 points of interest, and only plays what you want to hear.

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Honor and Educate

The USS YORKTOWN Foundation's mission is simple—to honor and educate. Your support cultivates a unique learning environment that connects generations. We’re celebrating America’s history and its heroes to inspire freedom, patriotism, leadership and service.