Join Patriots Point in Commemorating the 70th Anniversary of D-Day

The Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum is commemorating the special 70th anniversary of D-Day by hosting a symposium that will feature two guest speakers, one who was on board the USS LAFFEY the day of the attack, and an Army Ranger who landed on Omaha Beach. The admission-free symposium will start at 7 p.m. […]

KAISER JEEP M725 AMBULANCE RECEIVES FRESH COAT OF PAINT

Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum crews have started painting the newest addition to the Vietnam Experience Exhibit. The Kaiser Jeep M725 was the ambulance version of the M715 US military vehicle.   This series was based off of the Jeep Gladiator, and was produced for about two years starting in 1967.  During that time many […]

Letters from the Front Memorial Day Observance

On May 26, 2014 Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum will observe Memorial Day with a special event titled: “Letters from the Front” USS YORKTOWN, Hangar Bay III 9:30 AM-10:30 AM The public is invited to bring and read aloud authentic letters written by and for service men and women killed in the line of […]

Aviation Summer Camp Takes Flight Aboard the USS YORKTOWN

Your students are out of school, and you are both looking for something cool to do in the off months. The Patriots Point’s Flight Academy Summer Camp will help them hone their STEM and leadership skills while using cutting-edge and immersive flight simulators and control tower technology. Patriots Point has devised an abbreviated version of […]

Patriots Point Leases New Waterfront Property

The Patriots Point Development Authority (PPDA) Board has published a Request for Proposals and Qualifications (RFP) for prospective tenant-developer respondents for approximately 50 acres of highland property in the Mt. Pleasant area owned by PPDA. Some of this available land is waterfront property on the Charleston Harbor. The proposal is not for land ownership, but […]

Patriots Point adds 1967 CH-46D Helicopter

This past weekend, Patriots Point received a Vietnam-era 1967 Marine Corps CH-46D helicopter as is the newest addition to Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum’s Vietnam Naval Support Base exhibit. The addition of this aircraft is part of the expansion and revitalization of the newly announced Vietnam Experience Exhibit, beginning construction in June. The CH-46D […]

DOD Partnership Announced; Vietnam Exhibit Expansion Underway

Starting this month, Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum is honoring the 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War by kicking off its major expansion of the Vietnam Naval Support Base exhibit. The new Vietnam Experience Exhibit fits alongside Patriots Point announcement that it has been named a Commemorative Partner of the Department of Defense for […]

Chas Food Film Festival Kicks off on YORKTOWN Flight Deck

This Thursday, April 24th, the Charleston Food Film Festival kicks off the Charleston Food Film Festival at Patriots Point on the USS YORKTOWN’s flight deck. The three-day Festival’s special opening night event, The Kings of Barbecue presented by Sticky Fingers Smokehouse, will include an exclusive screening of The Kings of BBQ Barbecue Kuwait, in which World Champion pitmasters cook up […]

Free Vietnam POW Symposium, feat. 2 of the Alacatraz Eleven and Best-Selling Author

Patriots Point will welcome two renowned Vietnam Prisoners of War, George Coker and George McKnight, and best-selling author Alvin Townley for a free symposium aboard the USS YORKTOWN . Townley’s book Defiant shares the stories of the Alcatraz Eleven, Prisoners of War who were placed in solitary confinement for their leadership in resisting imprisonment. Retired Navy […]

‘Paws at the Point’ Invites Canines to Patriots Point

RAIN OR SHINE: Calling all dogs– Save the date! Patriots Point is partnering with the Charleston Animal Society for: Paws at the Point Saturday, April 19th 10:00-2:00 pm All families who bring a dog to the event will receive free admission for 1 adult and 1 child to Patriots Point. That includes touring areas of […]