December 7, 2014
On Sunday, December 7, 2014, Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum will honor the victims of the attack on Pearl Harbor, particularly the 25 South Carolinians who died, with a memorial service. The Pearl Harbor Day Memorial will be held onboard the USS Yorktown at 11 a.m. Medal of Honor Recipient Major General James Livingston will be a guest speaker. The ceremony is being organized by the Mt. Pleasant VFW Post. Visitors will be offered free admission for the ceremony. Parking is $5.
November 8, 2014
Opening on November 8th 2014, this new “living history” exhibit will feature a US Marine Corps Artillery Firebase and a “Brown Water Navy” Support Base. Our new interactive equipment will include: two Bell UH-1 “Huey” helicopters, 105mm Howitzer, a Boeing Vertol CH-46 Sea Knight helicopter, Wilys m725 ambulance, a Sikorsky UH-34 Sea Horse Helicopter and a very rare MK1 PBR (Patrol River Boat). We will frequently feature re-enactors and Vietnam veterans to enhance the experience.
October 18, 2014
As part of their 66th annual reunion, the USS Yorktown Association will offer a “Meet & Greet” session onboard the USS Yorktown to bring together museum visitors with the actual heroes who once served on the historic ship. It’s become a favorite tradition of the reunion and provides a wonderful opportunity for visitors to learn from the real heroes of the USS Yorktown and hear the stories of their time served on board.
The Meet & Greet will be held in Hangar Bay II onboard the USS Yorktown from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Saturday, October 18, 2014.
October 17, 2014
As part of the 66th Annual USS Yorktown Reunion, shipmates will gather to remember those who have died. The service will be held aboard the USS Yorktown at Hangar Bay 1.
October 16, 2014 – October 18, 2014
Former crew members of the USS YORKTOWN will reunite on the aircraft carrier through October 18th.
October 9, 2014
The largest traveling replica of the iconic Vietnam Memorial Wall will be on display at the Patriots Point Naval & Maritime museum Oct. 9-12. A special opening ceremony is planned for the evening of Thursday, October 9, 2014. It will begin at 7:00 p.m. and will include Medal of Honor Recipient Maj. Gen. James E. Livingston, several state and local officials and a performance by the Official Parris Island Marine Band.
The 360-foot long, eight-foot tall American Veterans Traveling Tribute (AVTT) Wall is 80 percent scale of the memorial in Washington D.C. It contains the names of every one of the 58,272 men and women who died in the more than decade long war. The exhibit will be free and available to visitors around the clock from 5:00 p.m. Thursday, October 9 to 12:00 p.m. Sunday, October 12 in The Grove at Patriots Point. Rubbing sheets and pencils will be provided.
This event is part of the Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum’s ongoing efforts to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War over the next few years.
October 9, 2014 – October 12, 2014
The largest traveling replica of the Vietnam Memorial Wall will be on display at the Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum from October 9th – 12th. The replica is a 80% scale of the actual wall in Washington D.C., and will be free to view. It includes the names of more than 58,000 fallen heroes.
September 11, 2014
Join us as we remember the day that changed America – September 11, 2001. The public is invited to gather at 8:30 a.m. beneath the flagpole in front of the museum gift shop for a brief service, including a moment of silence at 8:46 — the moment the first plane struck the World Trade Center. There is no charge to attend this event. Also, museum visitors on that day can visit Hangar Bay III to view a short video remembering the day 13 years ago. The museum will make available flowers that guests can toss into the harbor in remembrance of a loved one and all who died. More details will be made available shortly.
August 13, 2014
Marines from all eras who are participating in the 67th annual 1st Marine Division reunion will be visiting the USS YORKTOWN. They will tour the ship and share their memories with guests visiting the museum. The group will also have lunch together on the aircraft carrier.
July 4, 2014
Celebrate the Fourth of July on board one of the most historic warships in the United States, the USS YORKTOWN on the Charleston Harbor at Patriots Point. Tickets for the Fourth of July Blast are now being sold on the Patriots Point Naval and Maritime Museum’s website www.patriotspoint.org.
This year Patriots Point is offering two ticket options. The first starts at $30. Guests who purchase these tickets can watch our powerful fireworks display from one of the most unique viewing platforms in the country, the USS YORKTOWN’s Flight Deck.
The $30 dollar ticket includes special access to the ship starting at 6:00 p.m., with food and beverages available for purchase. There will also be live music and plenty of activities all evening for kids. Guests are encouraged to bring seating.
The second, all new VIP ticket is priced at $75. This ticket will include complimentary drinks from a full service bar. VIP’s will also have access to a special area at the bow of the ship, and chairs and tables will be provided.
In addition to both Flight Deck packages, guests also have the option of enjoying the fireworks display landside. Admission to this area is free; however, parking will cost $10/vehicle for everyone. Please remember to arrive early. Parking will be available starting at 4:00 p.m.