Fun & Adventure in the Flight Academy Summer Camp

Flying a F-35B fighter jet is no easy task, just ask any one of the dozen or so 11-15 year olds who have been learning to fly the aircraft in the Patriots Point Flight Academy all week. The young pilots in the academy train through a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) based program.  The [...]

Patriots Point Donates 50 Day Passes To PTSD Treatment Program

The Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum has donated 50 day passes to a VA mental health program that helps veterans recover from Post Traumatic  Stress Disorder (PTSD). The program is called Prolonged Exposure Therapy.  Basically, veterans undergoing the treatment participate in activities that they have avoided because the activities remind them of the trauma [...]

USS LAFFEY Crew Reunites Onboard Their Former Ship

Several former crew members of the USS LAFFEY are back onboard their former ship.  The men will be spending the next few days walking in the footsteps of their past at Patriots Point. The LAFFEY, nicknamed the “The Ship That Would Not Die”, is the most decorated WWII-era destroyer still in existence, and one of [...]

An Evening Honoring Ann-Margret — Photo Gallery

Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum Photographs

Patriots Point Development Authority (PPDA) and the USS Yorktown (CV-10) Association welcomed two-time Academy Award Nominee, Emmy Winner and Golden Globe Winner, Ann-Margret aboard the USS Yorktown for “An Evening Honoring Ann-Margret” on March 31, 2012.

Welcome Home To “The Ship That Would Not Die,” USS Laffey DD-724

The morning was cool, crisp and clear, perfect for bringing the famous warship home. Welcome home Laffey, we are excited to have her back where she belongs and now preparations will begin to get her open for the public once again. Stay tuned for updates and the opening celebration we plan to hold!

Launch’em At Patriots Point

(Are you interested in making a reservation for a helicopter ride at Patriots Point?  Pee Dee Helicopters operates out of Patriots Point and they can be reached directly  at 843-373-8011/info@peedeeheli.com) While flight operations have long since ceased from the flight deck of the “Fighting Lady,” weekends at Patriots Point now find visitors with the option of [...]

Cold week at Patriots Point, but spring around the corner!

It has been a very cold, windy week here at Patriots Point. I don’t remember a couple of colder days in the past ten years (30′s daytime, 20′s at night), but the weather today is trending back towards springlike weather this weekend…70′s and sunny…and like the temperature going up, visitors to the Yorktown are increasing.  [...]

CV-10 from the Patriots Point Marina

Patriots Point Originally uploaded by joel8x A great shot looking north from the marina at YORKTOWN and the new Cooper River bridge taken in March 2008.