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 […]

“Pay What You Can” Jan. 4-5

PATRIOTS POINT TO OFFER ‘PAY WHAT YOU CAN’ WEEKEND JAN. 4-5, 2014 Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum is kicking off the New Year with a bang, for the third year in a row.  The museum’s popular ‘Pay What You Can’ Weekend returns January 4th-5th.  For this weekend only, normal parking and admission fees will […]

Area Students Eligible for Scholarship

In pursuit of the association’s mission to educate and inspire patriotism across generations, the USS Yorktown CV-10 Association Scholarship Program is approaching its second year. The scholarship will be given to a Charleston Tri-County area student attending one of the following schools: Berkeley County Berkeley High School                                                   Goose Creek High School Berkeley Alternative                                                    Hanahan High […]


Bring in the New Year with a bang by spending it on the historic USS Yorktown!  It’s a celebration you’ll always remember with live performances and the opportunity to enjoy the party on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier.  Dress to impress!  Doors open at 9pm.  To buy tickets visit www.yorktowncountdown.com  Don’t wait- space […]

Anonymous Donor Funds Patriots Point Trip for 1,500 Berkeley County 5th Graders

Thanks to the generosity of an anonymous donor, roughly 1,500 Berkeley County 5th graders are participating in a leadership program at Patriots Point this month. Their visit is funded through a $17,000 donation and covers all but transportation to Patriots Point. “It’s the season of giving and a local donor really stepped up to the […]

PHOTOS: Pearl Harbor Ceremony

Photos from the Pearl Harbor Day Ceremony, sponsored by VFW Post 10624, are posted on our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/patriotspoint.org We thank the more than 200 people who came out to honor those who fought that day and remember those lives that were lost December 7, 1941.