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 […]

Welcome Home To “The Ship That Would Not Die,” USS Laffey DD-724

The morning was cool, crisp and clear, perfect for bringing the famous warship home. Welcome home Laffey, we are excited to have her back where she belongs and now preparations will begin to get her open for the public once again. Stay tuned for updates and the opening celebration we plan to hold!

Laffey Plans To Return Next Week, 22-27 January

True to her wartime name, “The Ship That Would Not Die,” the famous World War II destroyer Laffey will return to life as a museum ship sometime during the week of January 22-27th. The Laffey was moved from Detyen’s Shipyard last January to a pier on Shipyard Creek and now her return is in sight! […]

Our Oldest Volunteer, Ernest “Larry” Melin

Patriots Point volunteer Ernest “Larry” Melin recently celebrated his 90th birthday onboard USS Yorktown. Officially, our oldest living volunteer, Larry served in the Army Air Corp from 1942 to 1946. After his enlistment, his aptitude and high grades had the Army Air Corp pointing him towards pilot training, but just as quickly the need for […]

Holiday Camp Set For USS Yorktown!

The Town of Mount Pleasant Recreation Department and Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum’s Institute of History and Science are partnering to host an exciting new day camp for local children during the holiday season. Oscar’s Oceanography Holiday Institute is designed for students ages 6-12.  As part of the program, campers will follow Oscar, a […]

2012 Presidential Campaign: Governor Rick Perry Visits USS Yorktown

One day after the 70th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor,  Governor Rick Perry of Texas came aboard USS Yorktown in his fight to gain the Republican nomination for President. Governor Perry talked mainly on defense issues in Hangar Bay III of the famous aircraft carrier and was surrounded by a crowd of mainly […]

Pearl Harbor Day Events At Patriots Point

Next Wednesday marks the 70th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor and the entrance of the United States into World War II. Just recently, historian Craig Shirley in his new book, December 1941, noted that President Franklin Roosevelt and his war cabinet had considered declaring war against Japan, Germany and Italy on the night […]