Upcoming Events

Throughout the year, we are pleased to offer a variety of events and educational programs that are open to the public.  Please visit this page often, as we’ll update it when new events are added!   UPCOMING 2013 EVENTS November 9th – Run for the Yorktown November 10th – Open Cockpit Sunday November 11th – [...]

A Letter from the Executive Director

Greetings from Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum! It’s been a busy season here and we hope you’ve been able to visit us during some of our exciting events and announcements. As you’ll see in the newsletter, The Fighting Lady’s beloved pet has found his way back home; Scrappy was unleashed as our new mascot [...]

The War of 1812 Tall Ship LYNX “America’s Privateer” to Visit Charleston!

On Saturday, Nov. 17, the War of 1812 Tall Ship LYNX “America’s Privateer” will sail into Charleston Harbor Resort & Marina – located next to the USS Yorktown!  The historic ship will be available for the public to visit November 17-December 12. Lynx is an interpretation of an actual privateer named Lynx built by Thomas Kemp [...]

Event Rentals Take Off at Patriots Point

Patriots Point staff hosted an event rental open house to meet with industry leaders and showcase interior and exterior locations for groups as large as 3,500 and as small as 15. Thanks to the hard work of staff, guests now have access to spaces that were not previously available, including the Admiral’s Quarters, providing perspective [...]

Meet PPDA Board Vice Chairman Wayne Adams

The Patriots Point Development Authority (PPDA) Board, in conjunction with the Patriots Point Executive Director, is responsible for the long-term planning and day-to-day management of the agency, including the museum and all of its ancillary services. This includes stewardship of over 350 acres of property on Charleston Harbor, much of which is currently under lease [...]

USS Yorktown Shines During 2012 Carrier Classic

The eyes of the nation were on Patriots Point and the USS Yorktown, as the historic aircraft carrier hosted the 2012 Carrier Classic, which featured both an NCAA men’s and women’s game. In the women’s game, Notre Dame, the 2012 NCAA championship runner up, bested Ohio State, which finished No. 16 in the AP Top [...]

A Letter from the Executive Director

As we look ahead to Thanksgiving and the holiday season, we are full of gratitude for those who served – and continue to serve – our great nation.  We are also thankful for your continued support of Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum. The USS Yorktown recently served as the setting for the 2012 Carrier [...]

Georgetown County 5th Graders Participate in Educational Programs at Patriots Point

Thanks to a generous grant from the Hootie and the Blowfish Foundation, Georgetown County fifth grade students climbed aboard the USS YORKTOWN last month to participate in educational programs offered by the Patriots Point Institute of History, Science and Technology.   The grant funding allowed all Georgetown County fifth grade students – approximately 758 in [...]

Patriots Point Announces Educational Programs for Girl Scouts

Patriots Point has introduced exciting new educational programming opportunities to bring Girl Scouts’ Journey books to life. The Girl Scouts: Make YOUR Journey series at Patriots Point features hands-on programs and activities that are specifically designed to meet badge requirements for Brownies (ages 6-9) and Juniors (ages 9-11).   “With our state-of-the-art classroom aboard the [...]