Upcoming Events

Throughout the year, we are pleased to offer a variety of events and educational programs that are open to the public.  Please visit this page often, as we’ll update it when new events are added!   UPCOMING 2013 EVENTS November 9th – Run for the Yorktown November 10th – Open Cockpit Sunday November 11th – [...]

A Letter from the Executive Director

Greetings from Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum! It’s been a busy season here and we hope you’ve been able to visit us during some of our exciting events and announcements. As you’ll see in the newsletter, The Fighting Lady’s beloved pet has found his way back home; Scrappy was unleashed as our new mascot [...]

WWII Flying Ace Visits Patriots Point

Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum was honored to welcome WWII Ace, Commander Robert Maxwell to visit the USS Yorktown with former Governor James B. Edwards. As an F-4 Wildcat pilot during WWII, Maxwell survived a crash off the coast of Guadalcanal while providing cover for a striking force of SBDs and TBFs. He spent [...]

Celebrating the USS Yorktown’s 70th Birthday

The nation’s oldest aircraft carrier museum, the USS Yorktown (CV-10) turned 70 last month and Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum invited everyone to join in on the celebration. On Sunday, April 14, Patriots Point hosted a full day of activities, programs and fun for the whole family! Throughout the day, the museum provided visitors with [...]

Meet PPDA Board Member Zeb C. Williams

The Patriots Point Development Authority (PPDA) Board, in conjunction with the Patriots Point Executive Director, is responsible for the long-term planning and day-to-day management of the agency, including the museum and all of its ancillary services. This includes stewardship of over 350 acres of property on Charleston Harbor, much of which is currently under lease [...]

A Letter from the Executive Director

Greetings from Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum! We’re enjoying a great spring at Patriots Point and we hope you are, too. Last Friday, we were honored to welcome the remaining crewmembers of the USS Franklin (CV-13) - all WWII veterans – for their final public gathering. The USS Franklin (CV-13) participated in Pacific Theater operations [...]

Patriots Point to Host 2013 Sweet Grass Music Festival

Patriots Point Naval & Maritime is proud to welcome the 2013 Sweet Grass Music Festival on Saturday, March 16!  The festival will bring together some of the top names in bluegrass, including headliner and Grammy-award winner Rhonda Vincent, as well as Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out and Sierra Hull for a full day of [...]

A Letter from the Executive Director

Greetings from Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum! On Friday during the Patriots Point Development Authority Board Meeting, the MUSAIC Design Group will present the first phase of the Museum Master Plan study. This study will ‘bring the Yorktown to life’ by telling the stories of her crew and allowing visitors to walk in the [...]

Meet PPDA Board Member Edwin S. Taylor

The Patriots Point Development Authority (PPDA) Board, in conjunction with the Patriots Point Executive Director, is responsible for the long-term planning and day-to-day management of the agency, including the museum and all of its ancillary services. This includes stewardship of over 350 acres of property on Charleston Harbor, much of which is currently under lease [...]

Marine Corps Veteran Honored for Service

When Marine Corps veteran Marshall W. Fox was diagnosed with lung cancer last year, his daughter, Angela Ritch, wanted to plan something to make his birthday extra special.  While thinking of ideas for her father, she remembered him mentioning wanting to visit Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum in Charleston, SC. Fox enlisted in the [...]