PHOTOS: Fourth of July Blast at Patriots Point

A big “thank you” to all who came out and made our Fourth of July Blast at Patriots Point such a hit.  Here are some photos for you to enjoy.  If you captured an awesome shot, we’d love to see it!  Just email it to hjackson@patriotspoint.org.  We may share it on our Facebook, Twitter or [...]

Patriots Point to Host Second Annual Teacher Recertification Program

The Patriots Point Institute of History, Science and Technology will host the second annual Teacher Recertification Professional Development Program aboard the USS Yorktown August 7-8, 2013.  This year’s seminar features the theme, “Informal Learning to Expand Beyond the Classroom,” and will refresh and renew teachers as they prepare for a new school year.  For $50, [...]

Patriots Point Announces Weekly Ticket Give-Away for Fourth of July

They’re the hottest tickets in town and Patriots Point wants to give everyone a chance to win.  Every week from now through July 4, the museum will give away two tickets to celebrate the Fourth of July from the Flight Deck of one of the nation’s most historic warships, the USS Yorktown.  To enter, participants [...]

Fourth of July Blast – Important Information / Frequently Asked Questions

We are looking forward to celebrating the Fourth of July at Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum – home to some of the nation’s most historic war ships.  Along with the most spectacular fireworks display in the Lowcountry, we will be offering two different viewing areas – the Flight Deck  of the USS Yorktown (tickets [...]

Rock Hill Safety Patrol Students Visit Patriots Point

Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum was pleased to welcome 170 fifth grade students from Rock Hill District III for a special overnight camping visit this week.  The Rock Hill Police Department sponsored the students, all fifth grade students and members of their schools’ Safety Patrol, as an end of the year reward for their [...]

Patriots Point to Host Flag Day Ceremony

On Friday, June 14, Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum will host a ceremony to commemorate Flag Day featuring participants of the Knights of Columbus and Boy Scouts.  It is free and open to the public and will begin at 9 a.m. on the Flight Deck of the USS Yorktown. As part of the program, [...]

Patriots Point Welcomes Nine Millionth Visitor

Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum welcomed its nine millionth paid visitor since the museum’s inception in 1976.  The lucky guest, David Matney from Bristol, Tennessee, was recognized during a special ceremony and received a prize package valued at nearly $2,500.  He visited Patriots Point today with his wife, Stephanie, and their three daughters: Emily, [...]

Patriots Point to Welcome Nine Millionth Visitor… Could it Be You?

In the next two weeks, Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum will welcome its nine millionth paid visitor since the museum’s inception in 1976. A series of surprises are in store for the lucky visitor, including a prize pack valued at nearly $2,500. “When Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum got its start almost forty [...]

Patriots Point to Host Memorial Day Observance

Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum will host a ceremony at 8:30 a.m. on Monday, May 27 to honor those who paid the ultimate sacrifice on behalf of our nation’s freedom and freedom of millions worldwide over the course of our nation’s history. “On this solemn day set aside to honor our nation’s fallen war [...]

WWII Heroes Gather for Final Reunion Aboard USS Yorktown

On Friday, May 17, the surviving crewmembers of the USS Franklin (CV-13) gathered for their final reunion at Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum. The USS Franklin participated in Pacific Theater operations during WWII and was in service from 1944-1945.  She is, perhaps, best known for an attack that took place on March 19, 1945, when [...]