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 […]

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 […]