Patriots Point Leases New Waterfront Property

The Patriots Point Development Authority (PPDA) Board has published a Request for Proposals and Qualifications (RFP) for prospective tenant-developer respondents for approximately 50 acres of highland property in the Mt. Pleasant area owned by PPDA. Some of this available land is waterfront property on the Charleston Harbor. The proposal is not for land ownership, but […]

Patriots Point adds 1967 CH-46D Helicopter

This past weekend, Patriots Point received a Vietnam-era 1967 Marine Corps CH-46D helicopter as is the newest addition to Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum’s Vietnam Naval Support Base exhibit. The addition of this aircraft is part of the expansion and revitalization of the newly announced Vietnam Experience Exhibit, beginning construction in June. The CH-46D […]

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 […]