Taking a walk down memory lane, a former sailor retraces his steps after 60 years

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The sailors have been replaced by tourists, the bomb elevator replaced by one that now carries only families, but for Allan Eisenecker much of the USS YORKTOWN remains as it was more than 62 years ago, when he walked aboard the ship while serving in the U.S. Navy in the 1950’s. “I was a Machinist’s […]

WWII Vets Invited to Attend Spirit of ’45 Day Express Stopover

The Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum is inviting all World War II veterans and their families aboard the USS YORKTOWN on Tuesday, July 29, to take part in a special Spirit of ’45 Day Express Tour stopover. The Spirit of ’45 Express is part of a national campaign, supported by the Navy League, designed […]

Operation Summer Camp Underway At Patriots Point

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The smiles from children participating in the City of North Charleston’s summer camp helped brighten what started out as a rainy day at the Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum. This week, more than 800 kids will climb aboard the USS YORKTOWN, USS LAFFEY and USS CLAMAGORE to learn about science and history.  The summer […]

Now open: The Fighting Lady Cafe

Come enjoy an all new dining option while aboard the USS YORKTOWN.  The Fighting Lady Cafe is now open and serving lunch Monday – Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.    Menu options include: appetizers, sandwiches, salads, barbecue platters and a choice of several desserts. The cafe is air conditioned and offers table-side service.

All systems go for launch of the new Apollo 8 Mission Exhibit at Patriots Point

The Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum is taking visitors on a ride to the moon in a all new interactive and immersive Apollo 8 Mission Exhibit.   The immersive capsule experience opened Sunday, July 20th, the 45th anniversary of the Apollo 11’s landing on the moon. While on their simulated trip into space, guests inside […]

Patriots Point to Host 3rd Annual Teacher Recertification Professional Development Program

As part of its new Blended Learning Initiative, the Patriots Point Institute of History, Science and Technology (PPIHST) is excited to host the third annual Teacher’s Recertification Professional Development Program on board the USS Yorktown.  Registration is available online now.  The two-day program is designed to inform, engage and inspire educators through a series of […]

Patriots Point Launches New Audio Tour Onboard the USS YORKTOWN

The Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum is now offering an audio tour that further enhances the USS YORKTOWN experience by bringing memories of the ship to life. The $6 tour includes unique and detailed descriptions of more than 110 exhibits.  The commentary includes interviews from veterans who served on the USS YORKTOWN and pilots […]