Engine Room Exhibit brings USS Laffey to life

The engine room on the USS Laffey has been closed to tours since early December, but has now reopened as an exciting, new Engine Room Experience.  The new exhibit is fully interactive and immerses visitors into the sights and sounds of the engine room and gives them an understanding of what it was like to […]

Patriots Point Development Authority Announces Addition to Board of Directors

South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley has approved a recommendation from the state’s head of military operations, Major General Robert E. Livingston, Jr., to appoint Richard Wilkerson, former chairman and president of Michelin North America, to the Patriots Point Development Authority’s (PPDA) Board of Directors. “Richard, with his vast experience as former President of Michelin North […]

Nurses Who Served Overseas During Wartime Needed for Patriots Point Symposium

The Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum is currently searching for nurses who served overseas or aboard hospital ships during times of war, and are willing to participate in an upcoming free symposium scheduled for March 31.  Nurses who are interested in sharing their stories are asked to contact the Patriots Point Education Department at […]

Patriots Point to Examine Struggle for African-American Team that Changed the Landscape of Youth Baseball in the Lowcountry

On Thursday, February 11, Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum will host a free symposium to remember the impact of Charleston’s Cannon Street YMCA All-Stars team (the only non-white Little League team in South Carolina in 1955) and their journey to the Little League World Series amidst the struggle for civil rights in South Carolina […]

Patriots Point’s 40th Anniversary Recognized by Town of Mt. Pleasant

The Mount Pleasant Town Council took time at their regular meeting on Monday, January 12, 2016 to congratulate Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum on 40 years of successful operation and involvement in the community.  Patriots Point Development Authority Chairman Ray Chandler was joined by board members Lin Bennett, Susan Marlowe and Mt. Pleasant Mayor Linda Page […]

Patriots Point to Celebrate 40 Years, Asks Visitors to Name Their Own Admission Prices

The Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum is asking visitors to name their own admission prices for the weekend of January 9-10, 2016.  The special offer will serve as a kick-off celebration of the museum’s 40th anniversary.   Instead of paying standard admission prices and parking fees, during “Pay-What-You-Can” weekend guests are encouraged to pay whatever […]

SCE&G Gives Patriots Point $125,000 to Preserve American War Stories

On Wednesday, December 3 SCE&G announced a $125,000 donation to the USS YORKTOWN Foundation to fund the preservation of veteran war stories and oral histories by the Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum.  The donation will enable the museum to expand its already popular video series titled “War Stories” and purchase the equipment needed to record […]

Pearl Harbor Memorial Service to be held on the USS YORKTOWN

The Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum will host a memorial service on Monday, Dec. 7th for the 74th anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.  The free ceremony will begin at 11:00 a.m. inside the recently updated theater aboard the historic WWII aircraft carrier the USS YORKTOWN.  The service, organized together with Mt. […]

Patriots Point to Host Symposium on the Korean War Battle of Chosin Reservoir

The Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum will commemorate the 65th anniversary of the most well-known battle in the Korean War, the Battle of Chosin Reservoir, with a free 90-minute symposium on Thursday, December 3rd at 7:30 p.m. aboard the USS YORKTOWN. A panel that includes three South Carolina U.S. Marine veterans who fought in […]

Patriots Point to Offer Free Admission to Veterans on Veterans Day

To honor their service to our country, all veterans will be admitted free of charge to Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum on Veterans Day (November 11).  Free admission is made possible by a gift from the SunTrust Foundation. Earlier this year, Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum was designated as an official Regional Site […]