Symposium Explores Challenges Faced, Overcome by Internees and Prisoners of War

Patriots Point Institute Naval & Maritime Museum hosted a special symposium entitled, “Internment in Times of War.” It was the third in Patriots Point’s WWII 70th anniversary series, “Ordinary People Doing Extraordinary Things.” Moderated by veteran journalist Warren Peper, this educational program was presented to a full house in the USS Yorktown’s Smokey Stover Theater and was streamed live into […]

Patriots Point to Host Open Cockpit Sunday Jan. 20

Patriots Point Naval and Maritime Museum invites the public to visit on Sunday, January 20 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. for the first “Open Cockpit Sunday” of 2013.  This is the fifth Open Cockpit Sunday Patriots Point has hosted since the program began in 2011. For one day only, visitors will have the opportunity […]

Patriots Point Hosts Aggressive Criminal Enforcement Training

Law enforcement officers representing more than thirty agencies across the state gathered aboard the USS Yorktown on Friday, January 11 to participate in a seminar on aggressive criminal enforcement. Throughout the day, the attendees – more than 225 in total – will hear remarks from Sherriff Al Cannon and Mount Pleasant Police Chief Carl Ritchie, […]

Patriots Point Hosts ‘Pay What You Can’ Weekend January 5-6

Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum kicked the New Year off with a bang and hosted the popular ‘Pay What You Can’ Weekend January 5-6.  During this special weekend, normal parking and admission fees were waived and visitors were invited to explore the museum for any price they could afford. “We recognize that times are tough for many Americans – […]

Holiday Promotions at Patriots Point Give the Gift of History, Inspiration

Whether you’re looking for a last-minute gift idea or for a fun activity with visiting family this holiday season, Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum has the answer!  The museum is making it easier than ever to visit ‘The Fighting Lady’ and our fleet of museum ships through two special promotions.    For South Carolina residents […]

Patriots Point Celebrates 500,000 Campers!

In December, more than 600 campers staying aboard the USS Yorktown were a part of a very special celebration – earning a place in history as the 500,000th campers to participate in Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum’s overnight camping program. The museum hosted a ceremony to celebrate this milestone achievement – complete with a […]

Open Cockpit Sunday Returns to Patriots Point Dec. 16!

Patriots Point Naval and Maritime Museum invites the public to visit on Sunday, December 16 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. for the return of “Open Cockpit Sunday.”  This is the fourth Open Cockpit Sunday Patriots Point has hosted since the program began last year. For one day only, visitors will have the opportunity to […]

Patriots Point Hosts Pearl Harbor Remembrance Ceremony

On Friday, December 7, Patriots Point, in partnership with Mount Pleasant VFW Post 10624, hosted a ceremony to commemorate the 71st anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. The program featured keynote remarks by CAPT Thomas Bailey, Deputy Commander, Joint Base Charleston and special guest remarks by CAPT (Ret) Taylor Skardon, former Commanding Officer, […]