Patriots Point Education Department helps SC DNR build oyster reef

Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum employees and volunteers joined forces with the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources on Monday to place another oyster reef in the waters around the museum. This reef, made entirely of recycled oyster shells, was placed near the USS Laffey between two other reefs that had been placed previously. […]

Patriots Point Panel to Discuss Green Berets’ Secret Use of Tribesmen During War

On Friday, August 14th, at 7 p.m. the Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum will host a symposium in which Vietnam War veterans who served as Green Berets in the Army’s Special Forces unit will discuss how the United States came to rely on oppressed tribe people known as Montagnards to help fight the North […]

Summer brings day campers to Patriots Point

Camps have been in full swing here this summer.  Between camps hosted by our Education Department and camps in the area that have brought their day campers here for a visit, hundreds—if not thousands—of children have explored the vessels of our museum this summer. Each of the past two weeks, 30 campers have come to […]

Bring Scrappy to life on the USS Yorktown!

Are you an entertainer looking for a part-time position in a very unique workplace? We are looking for some star power to help bring our mascot Scrappy to life. This person can’t be afraid to act silly or wear a mascot costume in all types of temperatures, and must meet the following criteria: Be a […]

July 4th Fireworks Blast a Great Event in spite of weather

Despite a minor rain delay, more than 20,000 people came to Patriots Point to celebrate the 4th of July.  The annual July 4th Fireworks Blast included live entertainment and children’s games, as well as food vendors and a special guest, Fox News.  While the event landside was free, about 1,500 people purchased tickets to watch […]

Huey Helicopter in Vietnam Experience Dedicated to Fallen Vietnam War Hero

On the evening of Monday, June 22, guests came from all around to honor a man that many never knew.  During a ceremony, the Huey helicopter on the grounds of the Vietnam Experience exhibit was named in memory of Army Specialist Kenneth M. Plavcan – a native of Parma, Ohio who was killed while serving […]

Enter To Win 4-Pack of VIP Tickets to 4th of July Fireworks Blast

How would you like to watch the best fireworks show in South Carolina from the flight deck of the historic USS Yorktown? Even better, what about access to an all-you-can-eat BBQ buffet and a complimentary open bar? We are giving away four VIP tickets to the upcoming 4th of July Fireworks Blast here at Patriots […]

Patriots Point To Dedicate Huey Helicopter to Memory of Soldier Who Was Killed Onboard the Aircraft During the Vietnam War

MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. – On Monday, June 22, at 7:00 p.m. Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum will host a special free ceremony to dedicate the museum’s Huey helicopter 66-15005 to the memory of Army Specialist Four Kenneth Plavcan, who was killed in action while onboard the aircraft on Oct. 1, 1968 in the Vietnam […]

Tickets on Sale for Patriots Point’s Fourth of July Fireworks Blast

FLIGHT DECK TICKETS NOW SOLD OUT! Tickets to view the Patriots Point Fourth of July Fireworks Blast aboard the historic USS Yorktown’s flight deck are now SOLD OUT!!!  You are still welcome to bring your chairs and watch the event landside of our museum. The museum’s Independence Day celebration is considered one of the country’s most […]

Anzio Beachhead Veterans of WWII gather for final reunion

On Thursday, May 14, 2015, 23 veterans who served together during the World War II Operation Shingle on the Anzio Beachhead in Italy came together on the USS Yorktown for what will likely be their final reunion.   During Operation Shingle, soldiers landed on the west coast of Italy at Anzio, roughly 30 miles south of […]