The Congressional Medal of Honor Museum is located on board the historic aircraft carrier USS YORKTOWN.
This national museum is also home to the Congressional Medal of Honor Society, the most unique, and perhaps the most exclusive, organization in the United States. Society members share the distinct honor of wearing our nationís highest award for military valor.
The Congressional Medal of Honor Museum features interactive exhibits that explain the origin of the Medal of Honor and its distinctions. The exhibits tell the stories of brave Americans who displayed remarkable courage such as Audie Murphy, Sergeant Alvin York and Jimmy Doolittle. Even now, the Medal of Honor continues to touch the lives of Americans as the museum pays special tribute to the first Medal of Honor recipients from the War On Terror: exceptional Americans who made the ultimate sacrifice in Iraq and Afghanistan.
The Congressional Medal of Honor Museum at Patriots Point has become the premier visitor attraction in the Charleston region. Come experience the embodiment of honor, courage and sacrifice.
The Congressional Medal of Honor Museum is included in the Patriots Point admission charge.
For more information, please visit the Congressional Medal of Honor Society
MEDAL OF HONOR FACTS
Single-grade neck order
Military personnel only
For "Conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his or her life above and beyond the call of duty while engaged in an action against any enemy of the United States; while engaged in military operations involving conflict with an opposing foreign force; or while serving with friendly foreign forces engaged in an armed conflict against an opposing armed force in which the United States is not a belligerent party."
Established July 12, 1862
American Civil War