USS YORKTOWN To “Light It Up Blue” In Support of Autism Awareness


On Monday, April 2, the USS YORKTOWN will join other iconic landmarks around the world to “light it up blue” in support of autism awareness. April 2 was designated as World Autism Awareness Day by the United Nations General Assembly in 1997. Autism is a general term used to describe a group of complex developmental […]

Events “Take Off” At Patriots Point

Gourmet Bay Caterers recently paid a visit to Patriots Point and toured the USS YORKTOWN and USS LAFFEY.   Below is some information regarding their impressions of “The Fighting Lady” and “The Ship That Would Not Die” as an event venue.   If you’d like to learn more about hosting an event at Patriots Point, contact our Event […]

Defending PGA Champion Keegan Bradley To Visit USS YORKTOWN For Special Event

Defending PGA Champion Keegan Bradley made history last year – becoming the third player in the past 100 years to win a major championship on his first try.  On Thursday, March 22, Bradley will make history again; this time, as the first person to hit a golf ball off the flight deck of the USS […]

USS LAFFEY Reopens To Public This Sunday

Following a journey that spanned three years and included a complete hull overhaul, Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum is excited to announce that reopening of the USS LAFFEY to the general public on Sunday, March 11. Due to ongoing repairs and improvements to tour routes throughout the ship, the LAFFEY will reopen in phases.  […]

“Honoring Our History” Tour To Visit Patriots Point

On Thursday, March 8, Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum will welcome the “Honoring Our History” tour for a special one-day visit. This World War I traveling exhibit is free to the public and is hosted in partnership with the National World War I Museum based out of Kansas City, Waddell & Reed and Ivy […]

Patriots Point To Host Largest Gathering For Girl Sscout Centennial In SC

On Saturday, March 10, Patriots Point Naval and Maritime Museum will join with the Girl Scouts of Eastern South Carolina in celebrating the 100th anniversary of Girl Scouting.  This special event – “Bridging to the Next Century of Girl Scouts” – is the largest gathering of its kind in the state; and will bring together […]

Patriots Point to Host “An Evening Honoring Ann-Margret”

Patriots Point Development Authority (PPDA) and the USS Yorktown (CV-10) Association will welcome two-time Academy Award Nominee, Emmy Winner and Golden Globe Winner, Ann-Margret aboard the USS Yorktown for “An Evening Honoring Ann-Margret” on March 31, 2012 – forty six years after her first visit! In March 1966, actress and singer Ann-Margret paid her first […]

Patriots Point Scores A Perfect 10

USS Yorktown is Only Carrier Museum to Display All 10 of the Most Significant Aircraft in U.S. Carrier Aviation History; Special Programming Offers Guests Unprecedented Access The Winter 2011 issue of The Hook magazine – the official journal of The Tailhook Association – unveiled the top 10 most significant aircraft in U.S. carrier aviation history; […]

Open Cockpit Sunday, February 19th

Have you ever wondered what it was like to be involved in something greater than one’s self? Have you ever wanted to climb into a Navy cockpit and imagine being a Naval Aviator and flying at Top Gun or landing on an aircraft carrier at sea? Sunday, 19 February, is your chance to fulfill a […]

Day After Laffey’s Return

Power workers are busy working on restoring electrical power to the ship and we are busy getting ready to open back up to the public. It will be a little longer to prep Laffey for visitors, but not much longer. Here are images showing the new positioning at Patriots Point and we look forward to […]