USS YORKTOWN Foundation Launches New Text-to-Give Donation Initiative

The Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum’s fundraising partner, the USS YORKTOWN Foundation, is making it easier for potential donors to give tax-deductible gifts by offering a new text-to-give service. Instead of giving cash or checks,  those wishing to support educational programs and the development of the museum’s master plan, can text the word “HEROES” […]

Tickets on Sale For YORKTOWN Countdown – NYE Party

Charleston, SC October 1, 29th 2015 — On Thursday, December 31st, 2015, the USS Yorktown Aircraft Carrier in Mount Pleasant, SC will not be occupied with the usual wanderers exploring a decommissioned ship. Instead, it will be transformed into the fourth annual Yorktown Countdown, Charleston’s largest New Year’s Celebration. This exclusive Charleston New Years Eve party […]

5 Reasons to Visit Patriots Point this Fall

Whether you’re a first-time visitor or an annual member, there are so many reasons to visit Patriots Point. Here are our top five for fall: 1.  More History Bang for Your Buck— Get more out of your visit with a personal audio tour. You’ll hear exclusive stories about the ship and her crew, including first-hand accounts […]

USS Frank Evans veterans come to Patriots Point to remember “Lost 74”

On Friday, September 18, a small group of veterans who served on the USS Frank Evans DD-754, stepped on board the USS Laffey.  Many of them were survivors of a horrific incident that occurred on June 3, 1969 when an Australian aircraft carrier, the HMAS Melbourne, collided with the USS Frank Evans and cut it […]

Patriots Point Searching For Korean War Veterans Who Served in the Battle of Chosin Reservoir

The Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum is searching for local veterans who served in the Korean War Battle of Chosin Reservoir to participate a symposium on December 3rd.  Research is being conducted on the battle by the museum staff now.  Veterans who are interested in participating can contact the education department at 843.216.5034 or […]

First Responder shares his memories at 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony

Two-hundred people came for a 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony on the USS Yorktown last Friday to remember the lives lost in the terrorist attacks on our country 14 years ago.  Nearly 3,000 people were killed in the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Centers in New York City and the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., along with the […]

Victims of 9/11 to Be Honored at Patriots Point Remembrance Ceremony

The 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony will begin at 8:30 a.m. onboard the USS YORKTOWN.

The Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum will host a remembrance ceremony on September 11th for the more than 3,000 victims killed during the terrorist attacks on the United States 14 years ago.  The free, 30-minute ceremony will begin at 8:30 a.m. aboard the USS YORKTOWN. Former New York City Fire Department First Responder Chevalo […]

Bringing Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum to life

In today’s world, guests to Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum want to learn about the history of our fleet and the artifacts on display in exciting and engaging ways.  To this end, we have created interactive exhibits like the Apollo 8 exhibit on the USS Yorktown and the Mount 53 Experience on the USS […]

Overflow crowd attends symposium on The Montagnards as warriors in Vietnam

More than 400 people came to a symposium at Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum called: “The Montagnards – The Green Berets’ Secret Vietnam Warriors.”  The Smokey Stover Theater was filled to capacity and more than 100 additional guests watched the event live from a screen set up in Hangar Bay III. The Panel included […]

Patriots Point to host National Aviation Day event to honor “World’s Greatest Pilot” with USS Yorktown screening of “Flying the Feathered Edge: The Bob Hoover Project”

On Wednesday, August 19, the Patriots Point Naval and Maritime Museum will host a special screening of Flying the Feathered Edge: The Bob Hoover Project, which shares the incredible story of legendary aviator Bob Hoover, as part of a celebration of National Aviation Day. Flying the Feathered Edge: The Bob Hoover Project honors Robert A. […]