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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. – Hurricane Arthur is just a small bump on a long road for 75 young men and women who are biking across seven states in just three weeks. On Saturday, June 21 the group of bicycle riders participating in deCycles 2014 took off from Key West, Florida, bound for Bloomington, Indiana. “The […]
On Friday, June 27th thousands lined up on both sides of the “old road” at Patriots Point to welcome the 2014 Hemmings Motor News Great Race to Mount Pleasant. The drivers competing in the race took off Friday morning from Wilmington, North Carolina; they stopped in Myrtle Beach for lunch. The South Carolina leg of […]
Flight deck tickets to this year’s 4th of July Fireworks Blast are officially sold out, however, there is still plenty of free landside seating available. Those wishing to view the firework show landside will only have to pay a $10/vehicle parking fee. There will be live music and entertainment for kids all evening. Vendors will […]
The 15th annual Military Order of the World Wars’ (MOWW) Youth Leadership Conference (YLC) is officially underway on the USS YORKTOWN. The 75 participants are among the brightest in their class and are all rising juniors or seniors in the Southeast. For the next four days some of the most highly acclaimed military and civilian […]
Friday, June 21 was Patriots Point night at the Charleston RiverDogs game. The weather was perfect and all of the kids enjoyed playing with Scrappy. One lucky winner even walked away with a family four-pack of tickets to the Naval and Maritime Museum.
Fifteen US Navy aircraft carriers (including Yorktown CV-10) participated in the largest carrier vs. carrier battle of the war; the Battle of the Philippine Sea (19-20 June 1944). Often called “the Marianas Turkey Shoot”, nearly 400 enemy aircraft (land based and carrier based) were shot down by US carrier aircraft. On 19 June, two Japanese […]