Upcoming Holiday hours at Patriots Point

Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum will close early on Christmas Eve (Wednesday, December 24, 2014).  The museum will close at 3:30 p.m., but the ticket booth will close at 2 p.m.  The museum will be closed entirely on Christmas Day. On New Year’s Eve, the last ticket will be sold at 2 p.m. and […]

Pearl Harbor Day Memorial Will Be Held Sunday on USS Yorktown

On Sunday, Dec. 7th a memorial service for the 73rd anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor will be held onboard the USS Yorktown.  The service, organized together with Mt. Pleasant VFW Post 10624, will begin at 11 a.m. There will be a tolling of a bell in memory of the 25 South Carolinians […]

Military Appreciation Day at Clemson and USC

Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum sponsored the University of South Carolina and Clemson University football games on Saturday, Nov. 22. Hundreds of fans stopped by the museum’s booths to learn more about new exhibits and upcoming commemorative events. The most popular topic was the Vietnam Experience Exhibit which opened on Veterans Day weekend. Patriots […]

Nearly 500 Sailors Volunteer During Day of Caring at Patriots Point

On Friday, November 14, nearly 500 sailors from the Navy Nuclear Power Training Unit (NPTU) came to Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum ready to roll up their sleeves and get to work as part of the United Way’s Day of Caring.  This special day is a time for local groups and organizations to volunteer […]

Patriots Point opens anticipated Vietnam Experience exhibit

On Saturday, November 8 the Vietnam Experience exhibit opened at Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum.  Vietnam veterans were offered free admission on both Saturday and Sunday and hundreds came to see the new exhibit.  About 10 Vietnam veterans each day were on hand to talk with visitors about their experiences; they were stationed throughout […]

Vietnam Veterans Featured in “We Gotta Get Out of This Place” Music Video

Friday, November 7th Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum released a music video that features Vietnam veterans performing The Animals’ “We Gotta Get Out of This Place”. The song was one of the most requested songs by United States Armed Forces stationed in South Vietnam in 1965. Click here to watch the video.

Former CH-46 Sea Knight pilot lends expertise to Vietnam Experience Exhibit

When Joe Caruso joined the Marines in 1968 on an aviation contract, he had never even seen an airplane. Three years later, he was piloting a CH-46 Sea Knight helicopter as part of the last operational squadron in Vietnam, HMM-164.  “We were the quick reactionary force pulled in to transport the South Vietnamese forces during […]

USS YORKTOWN Countdown 2015, Charleston New Year’s Eve

On Wednesday, December 31st, 2014, the USS Yorktown Aircraft Carrier in Mount Pleasant, SC will not be occupied with the usual wanderers exploring a decommissioned ship. Instead, it will be transformed into the third annual Yorktown Countdown, Charleston’s largest New Year’s Celebration. This exclusive event will provide multiple admission level options, great live music and […]

Vietnam Experience Exhibit to Open November 8

The Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum is using state-of-the-art technology to bring the history of the Vietnam War to life in a new two and one-half acre Vietnam Experience Exhibit. The new exhibit opens on Saturday, Nov. 8. It features more than a dozen components that simulate life during wartime in a “Brown Water […]

Former Shipmates Enjoy 66th Annual USS Yorktown CV-10 Association Reunion

More than 150 former shipmates of the USS Yorktown CV-10, family members and friends gathered onboard The Fighting Lady from October 16-18, 2014 for their 66th annual reunion.  There were many smiles and stories passed around and a few tears shed in the more solemn and reflective moments, but by all accounts the reunion was […]