USS Laffey Crewmember’s Dream Comes True

As part of Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum’s ongoing efforts to support our nation’s veterans, the museum partnered with The Dream Foundation, CKE Restaurants, Inc. and Hampton Inn Charleston/Mt. Pleasant-Patriots Point to make a dream come true for a very special Korean War Veteran who served aboard the USS Laffey from 1950-1954. With a […]

Symposium Explores Challenges Faced, Overcome by Internees and Prisoners of War

Patriots Point Institute Naval & Maritime Museum hosted a special symposium entitled, “Internment in Times of War.” It was the third in Patriots Point’s WWII 70th anniversary series, “Ordinary People Doing Extraordinary Things.” Moderated by veteran journalist Warren Peper, this educational program was presented to a full house in the USS Yorktown’s Smokey Stover Theater and was streamed live into […]

A Letter from the Executive Director

As we welcome the start of another year, the Patriots Point Development Authority Board and our employees are energized and optimistic about all the great things ahead for our museum. This year, the USS Yorktown will celebrate her 70th anniversary. We have big plans underway to celebrate and we hope you will be a part […]

Meet PPDA Board Member Susan Marlowe

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 […]

Event Rentals Take Off at Patriots Point

Patriots Point staff hosted an event rental open house to meet with industry leaders and showcase interior and exterior locations for groups as large as 3,500 and as small as 15. Thanks to the hard work of staff, guests now have access to spaces that were not previously available, including the Admiral’s Quarters, providing perspective […]

Meet PPDA Board Vice Chairman Wayne Adams

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 […]

USS Yorktown Shines During 2012 Carrier Classic

The eyes of the nation were on Patriots Point and the USS Yorktown, as the historic aircraft carrier hosted the 2012 Carrier Classic, which featured both an NCAA men’s and women’s game. In the women’s game, Notre Dame, the 2012 NCAA championship runner up, bested Ohio State, which finished No. 16 in the AP Top […]

A Letter from the Executive Director

As we look ahead to Thanksgiving and the holiday season, we are full of gratitude for those who served – and continue to serve – our great nation.  We are also thankful for your continued support of Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum. The USS Yorktown recently served as the setting for the 2012 Carrier […]

Georgetown County 5th Graders Participate in Educational Programs at Patriots Point

Thanks to a generous grant from the Hootie and the Blowfish Foundation, Georgetown County fifth grade students climbed aboard the USS YORKTOWN last month to participate in educational programs offered by the Patriots Point Institute of History, Science and Technology.   The grant funding allowed all Georgetown County fifth grade students – approximately 758 in […]