The “Fighting Lady” Joins the Fight Against Breast Cancer

For the second year in a row, the “Fighting Lady” is joining the fight against breast cancer.  In observance of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, lights on the flight deck of the USS YORKTOWN will turn the ship pink every evening throughout the month of October. Aside from non-melanoma skin cancer, breast cancer is the most […]

Patriots Point Concludes Successful Year; Posts Significant Increase in Numbers, Revenue

With an estimated annual economic impact of $50 million, including nearly $18 million in employee income (source: 2011-2012 Patriots Point Intercept Survey Report, College of Charleston Office of Tourism Analysis), Patriots Point Development Authority (PPDA) is a critical cog in the hospitality industry in the Lowcountry. The agency closed the FY12 ‘books’ on June 30, […]

Patriots Point September 2012 Newsletter

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Patriots Point Honors First Responders and Families

In recognition of their outstanding service to the community – and in commemoration of the 11th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks – Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum offered special extended hours and free admission for first responders and their immediate families on Sunday, September 9. The museum remained open from 9 a.m. – 7:30 […]

Meet the Patriots Point Development Authority Board Members

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 […]

Overnight Camping Remains Major Draw

Overnight camping aboard the USS Yorktown continues to be a major draw for scouts and youth groups across the country. “Since the inception of the overnight camping program in 1980, the USS Yorktown has welcomed nearly 500,000 campers representing all 50 states,” said Overnight Camping Director Alice Seabrook. “We are proud to be ranked consistently […]

25,000 Celebrate Fourth of July at Patriots Point

With the largest display of fireworks in South Carolina, Patriots Point has come to be recognized as the Lowcountry destination for the Fourth of July.  This year’s celebration was bigger and even better, with premiere seating on the Flight Deck of the USS Yorktown offered for the first time. For just $10 per person, guests […]

Patriots Point Staff ‘Hit The Road’

Patriots Point staff are ‘hitting the road’ to visit community events throughout South Carolina and neighboring states to share exciting programs and opportunities for visitors to the museum. In August, Patriots Point attended the popular Summerfest in York, SC.  Each year, this one-day festival attracts between 43,000 – 49,000 attendees from throughout the Southern United […]

Institute of History, Science and Technology Keeps Students, Teachers Learning Throughout Summer

Throughout the summer, the Patriots Point Institute of History, Science and Technology offered a variety of educational programs to make both teaching and learning an exciting and engaging experience. Summer Educational Programs For the first time this year, the Patriots Point Institute of History, Science and Technology hosted educational summer programs.  The week-long camps, offered […]

FIRST LEGO League Kicks Off 2012 Season Aboard USS YORKTOWN

As part of Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum’s commitment to fostering education and preparing students to serve as future leaders, the Patriots Point Institute of History and Science hosted a kickoff event for the FIRST® (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) LEGO® League Robotics program. FIRST® LEGO® League is a fun and […]