Patriots Point Brings Education Program To Laurens Schools Through Distance Learning

Ford Elementary students got a chance to experience the educational program provided by the Patriots Point Naval and Maritime Museum without leaving their Laurens County classrooms.  The program generally takes place on board the historic aircraft carrier USS Yorktown on Charleston Harbor, but through a grant from the International Paper Foundation, Ford Elementary 5th graders [...]

750 Sailors Volunteer at Patriots Point

Hundreds of sailors from the Navy Nuclear Power Training Command volunteered at Patriots Point Friday, September 6th, through Trident United Way’s Day of Caring.  Around 750 sailors scrubbed the USS Yorktown, hauled yard debris and painted various parts of the museum to help make it more inviting for the community.  Enjoy the following photos taken [...]

U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer South Carolina License Plate

What is available:   U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer South Carolina License Plate   Who is eligible:   All active duty, retired, and former U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officers.   Cost:   $60 every two years plus the cost of registration.   Proceeds:   Distributed to Patriots Point Foundation and used to preserve the heritage [...]

Flight 93 Co-pilot’s Wife to Speak at 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony

Melodie Homer, wife of United Airlines Flight 93 co-pilot LeRoy Homer, will be the guest speaker at Patriots Point’s 9-11 remembrance ceremony September 6th.  Flight 93 had 33 passengers and seven crew members on board, all who died as a result of the hijacking and crash near Shanksville, Pennsylvania September 11, 2001. The commission that [...]

Laundry Exhibit To Open Friday, August 30

For the first time ever, Patriots Point visitors will have the opportunity to visit the laundry room of the USS Yorktown, where roughly 360 loads of clothes were washed per day.  Thanks to a grant from the Society for Industrial Archeology out of the University of Michigan, Museum Services staff of Patriots Point has spent [...]

91-Year-Old Pilot Brings History To Life At Patriots Point

In honor of SC Aviation Week, Patriots Point is recognizing long-time volunteer Bill Cart, a former World War II, Marine Corps Dauntless and Corsair pilot.  Cart, a Charleston native and resident of Mt. Pleasant, left the Citadel his sophomore year in 1942 to join the V-7 Navy program, which made him an aviation cadet.  Cart [...]

Employees of the Month Named at Patriots Point

Congratulations to Justin Waldron, a new member of the Hull Maintenance department, for being named Employee of the Month for July at Patriots Point.  Justin demonstrated creativity and cooperation that truly exemplifies the spirit of team work necessary in the operation of a first-class education program. He was given an educational tool, and asked to [...]

Forty-two SC Teachers Attend Recertification Program at Patriots Point

The second annual teacher recertification program at Patriots Point was a success with 42 educators from 16 districts across South Carolina attending.  The teachers received 20 recertification hours/one semester hour, two full days of professional development training, a book with program curriculum, meals, and the option to stay overnight aboard the ship.   For more [...]

Bluffton Boys and Girls Club Visits Patriots Point

Thirteen kids from the Bluffton Boys and Girls Club got a fun experience this week by visiting Patriots Point Naval and Maritime Museum in Mt. Pleasant, SC.  The boys and girls are took part in the museum’s history and science program and even spent the night aboard the USS Yorktown!  This opportunity for the kids [...]

246 Army Band To Perform at Patriots Point

Patriots Point is excited to announce that as part of the SC Army National Guard Summer Concert Series, the 246 Army Band will perform on board the U.S.S. Yorktown this week. The concert begins at 2pm Friday, July 19th on the Yorktown and will end about 3:30pm.  Regular parking and admission to Patriots Point still [...]