DOD Partnership Announced; Vietnam Exhibit Expansion Underway

Starting this month, Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum is honoring the 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War by kicking off its major expansion of the Vietnam Naval Support Base exhibit. The new Vietnam Experience Exhibit fits alongside Patriots Point announcement that it has been named a Commemorative Partner of the Department of Defense for […]

Chas Food Film Festival Kicks off on YORKTOWN Flight Deck

This Thursday, April 24th, the Charleston Food Film Festival kicks off the Charleston Food Film Festival at Patriots Point on the USS YORKTOWN’s flight deck. The three-day Festival’s special opening night event, The Kings of Barbecue presented by Sticky Fingers Smokehouse, will include an exclusive screening of The Kings of BBQ Barbecue Kuwait, in which World Champion pitmasters cook up […]

Free Vietnam POW Symposium, feat. 2 of the Alacatraz Eleven and Best-Selling Author

Patriots Point will welcome two renowned Vietnam Prisoners of War, George Coker and George McKnight, and best-selling author Alvin Townley for a free symposium aboard the USS YORKTOWN . Townley’s book Defiant shares the stories of the Alcatraz Eleven, Prisoners of War who were placed in solitary confinement for their leadership in resisting imprisonment. Retired Navy […]

‘Paws at the Point’ Invites Canines to Patriots Point

RAIN OR SHINE: Calling all dogs– Save the date! Patriots Point is partnering with the Charleston Animal Society for: Paws at the Point Saturday, April 19th 10:00-2:00 pm All families who bring a dog to the event will receive free admission for 1 adult and 1 child to Patriots Point. That includes touring areas of […]

Patriots Point Welcomes Scouts for Pinewood Derby

The Coastal Carolina Council, Boy Scouts of America has partnered with  Patriots Point to host numerous events for local Cub and Boy Scouts. This past weekend, area Cub and Boy Scouts gathered aboard the USS Yorktown to compete in the Etiwan Cup, a District level Championship Pinewood Derby, which consisted of racing miniature cars, hand-crafted by […]

YORKTOWN Welcomes Back Veteran after 60 Years

Patriots Point welcomed back a loved and respected USS YORKTOWN veteran, Lieutenant (Retired) Bill Curran this past week. Lt. Curran served aboard the ship in the early 1950s as the Axillary and Repair Divisions’ Officer in the Damage Control Unit. During his visit, Lt. Curran visited the areas of the ship where he used to […]

Patriots Point Welcomes Sticky Fingers as New Food Service Provider

This month, Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum will welcome Top Shelf Catering Company, a subsidiary and partner of Sticky Fingers Smokehouse, as its new food service provider. Top Shelf Catering was awarded the five-year contract with Patriots Point, becoming its exclusive food service contractor for on-site dining, and for all programs and events that […]

“The Fighting Lady” Salutes the Advancement of Black Women in the Military- Race or Gender?

As part of Black History Month, Patriots Point’s “Ordinary People doing Extraordinary Things” series presents: “The Fighting Lady” Salutes the Advancement of Black Women in the Military- Race or Gender? Featuring: Dr. Marcus Cox, History Professor and Author from the Citadel Members of the National Association of Black Military Women; Charleston Chapter Historical Highlights of […]

USS Yorktown Gets Paint Job After 20 Years

  Mount Pleasant, S.C. – After many years of age and wear, The Fighting Lady is getting a much-needed face-lift.  In a project expected to last about eight months, Patriots Point operations personnel are painting the starboard side of the ship.  It’s the first time the hull of the ship has been painted since the […]

Navy Shipyard Artifacts Move Back Home to North Charleston

  The Charleston Naval Shipyard exhibit is back in North Charleston after being displayed for more than 30 years on the USS Yorktown at Patriots Point.  Referred to as “Shipyard Museum,” the exhibit pays tribute to the thousands who worked at the base before its 1996 closure.   “After years of Patriots Point maintaining and […]