Calendar of Events

February 12, 2016

FREE USAF Heritage Brass Concert

heritage brass concertThe Heritage Brass group of the United States Air Force Heritage of America Band will host a FREE concert for the community on February 12th onboard the USS Yorktown at Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum.

This pioneering symphonic brass ensemble brings the military tradition of brass and percussion to the concert stage. The group is comprised of 10 brass players and a percussionist and presents a diverse repertoire featuring orchestral transcriptions, patriotic favorites, jazz standards, new compositions and distinctive arrangements.

Admission and parking will be FREE for this community event.

Program:

“Quidditch” from Harry Potter – John Williams
Amparito Roca – Jaime Texidor
The Girl with the Flaxen Hair – Claude Debussy
La Virgen de la Macarena – Rafael Mendez
Three Lovely Birds of Paradise – Maurice Ravel
Like a Cloud – Kristen Kuster
A Little Russian Circus – Anthony Dilorenzo

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Rolling Thunder – Henry Fillmore
Broadway Musical Medley
Proud to Serve (Military Service Song Medley)
Sing, Sing, Sing – Louis Prima

Start: February 12, 2016 7:00 pm
End: February 12, 2016 8:30 pm
Venue: Smokey Stover Theater
Phone: 843-881-5984
Address:
40 Patriots Point Road, Mount , Pleasant, SC, 29464, United States, SC, 29464, United States
Cost: Free

February 11, 2016

Black History Month Symposium: 1955 Cannon Street YMCA All Stars in Uniform

Cannon Street All Stars eventOn Thursday, February 11, Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum will host a free symposium to remember the impact of Charleston’s Cannon Street YMCA All-Stars team (the only non-white Little League team in South Carolina in 1955) and their journey to the Little League World Series amidst the struggle for civil rights in South Carolina and throughout the South.

The symposium titled, Cannon Street YMCA All-Stars in Uniform, will feature a panel of former players from the team—several of whom later served in the military.  The panelists will include: Leroy Major, Vermont Brown, Augustus Holt and John Rivers.  These former players will recount their memories of living in Charleston at a tumultuous time and their feelings when 61 other Little League teams in South Carolina refused to play them because of the color of their skin.   As a direct result of this protest, the white teams formed the Dixie Youth Baseball League and abandoned Little League entirely.

The Cannon Street YMCA All Stars were able to go watch the Little League World Series that year in Pennsylvania, but were not able to participate since they had not played in the state tournament.  This symposium is offered as part of Black History Month and will delve into the pivotal topic of civil rights in the South in the 1950s.

Start: February 11, 2016 10:00 am
End: February 11, 2016 11:30 am
Venue: Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum
Phone: 843-884-2727
Address:
40 Patriots Point Road, Mt. Pleasant, 29464, United States
Cost: Free

January 9, 2016 – January 10, 2016

“Pay What You Can” Weekend

Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum

Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum will ask visitors to name their own admission price January 9-10, 2016. This will be the fifth year the museum has offered a “Pay What You Can” weekend. Instead of paying the standard admission and parking fees, guests are able to visit the museum for any price they can afford. This year, the event coincides with our 40th anniversary and this event will kick off this ongoing celebration!

The normal museum admission rate is $20 for adults. Parking usually costs $5. During the “Pay-What-You-Can” weekend, visitors can pay whatever they feel comfortable paying for admission and parking. Every ticket will include all three historic vessels, the Medal of Honor Museum and the Vietnam Experience Exhibit. As always, military in uniform and children under six are free.

The Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum is open daily from 9:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Start: January 9, 2016 9:00 am
End: January 10, 2016 6:30 pm
Venue: Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum
Phone: 843-884-2727
Address:
40 Patriots Point Road, Mt. Pleasant, 29464, United States

December 20, 2015

Open Cockpit Day

DSC09398During “Open Cockpit” days, guests are given the unique opportunity to climb or look inside many of the museum’s most historic aircraft, including the SBD Dauntless, F-9 Cougar, S-3 Viking, H-3 Sea King, F-18 Hornet, and A-6 Intruder. Visitors will also have the chance to explore the H-1 Huey and CH-46 helicopters in the new interactive Vietnam Experience Exhibit.

The cockpits will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The museum will be open from 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Normal ticket rates apply.

Start: December 20, 2015 10:00 am
End: December 20, 2015 4:00 pm
Venue: Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum
Phone: 843-884-2727
Address:
40 Patriots Point Road, Mt. Pleasant, 29464, United States

December 7, 2015

Pearl Harbor Day Memorial

Pearl Harbor Memorial 2013On Monday, December 7, 2015, 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.

Additional event details will be added soon. The ceremony is being organized by the Mt. Pleasant VFW Post. Admission and parking will be free for all who are attending the memorial service.

Start: December 7, 2015 11:00 am
End: December 7, 2015 12:00 pm
Venue: Hangar Bay III of USS YORKTOWN
Address:
40 Patriots Point Road, Mt. Pleasant, SC, 29464, United States
Cost: Free

December 3, 2015

Battle of Chosin Reservoir – Korean War Symposium

20151203 Chosin Reservoir square event photo 2Join us for a FREE symposium on Thursday, December 3, 2015 featuring a panel of four Marine veterans who served in the Battle of the Chosin Reservoir during the Korean War.

In “The Battle of Chosin Reservoir: Surrounded, Not Defeated,” these brave men will share what it was like to fight against overwhelming odds in extreme temperatures (as low as 40 degrees below zero) and the struggle to bring out their dead and wounded.

The Battle of Chosin Reservoir took place in November and December 1950 in North Korea when 25,000 Army soldiers and Marines were surrounded by approximately 150,000 Chinese forces.

This symposium is made possible by a gift from the SunTrust Foundation. Admission and parking will be free. The event will be held in Hangar Bay III on the USS Yorktown. In the event of cold weather, guests are advised to dress warmly.  Doors will open at 7 p.m..

Start: December 3, 2015 7:30 pm
End: December 3, 2015 9:00 pm
Venue: Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum
Phone: 843-884-2727
Address:
40 Patriots Point Road, Mt. Pleasant, 29464, United States

November 11, 2015

Veterans Day 2015

Facebook Event photo 2In honor of all who have served our country, we will offer FREE admission to all veterans on Wednesday, November 11. We will also provide free admission to all veterans on the previous weekend, Saturday, November 7 and Sunday, November 8, 2015. Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum has been designated as an official Regional Site for the observance of Veterans Day 2015 by the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Veterans Day National Committee.
 
Free admission on all three days is made possible by a gift from the SunTrust Foundation.
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Start: November 11, 2015 9:00 am
End: November 11, 2015 6:30 pm
Venue: Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum
Phone: 843-884-2727
Address:
40 Patriots Point Road, Mt. Pleasant, 29464, United States

November 7, 2015 – November 8, 2015

Veterans Day Observance

Facebook Event photo 2In honor of all who have served our country, we will offer FREE admission to all veterans on Wednesday, November 11. We will also provide free admission to all veterans on the previous weekend, Saturday, November 7 and Sunday, November 8, 2015. Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum has been designated as an official Regional Site for the observance of Veterans Day 2015 by the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Veterans Day National Committee.
 
Free admission on all three days is made possible by a gift from the SunTrust Foundation.
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Start: November 7, 2015 9:00 am
End: November 8, 2015 6:30 pm
Venue: Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum
Phone: 843-884-2727
Address:
40 Patriots Point Road, Mt. Pleasant, 29464, United States

October 9, 2015 – October 10, 2015

Meet & Greet with Members of HMM-161 (MARINE MEDIUM HELICOPTER SQUADRON 161)

Members of HMM-161 will be at Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum Friday, Oct. 9 and Saturday, Oct. 10 to meet visitors and talk about their time flying CH-46 helicopters.
 
The former pilots and crew chiefs will be stationed inside the Vietnam Experience exhibit, in front of the museum’s CH-46.
 
Below is the schedule for Friday and Saturday. The meet and greet is included in normal museum admission prices.
 
Friday: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m – 3 p.m.
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Start: October 9, 2015 11:00 am
End: October 10, 2015 3:00 pm
Venue: Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum
Phone: 843-884-2727
Address:
40 Patriots Point Road, Mt. Pleasant, 29464, United States

October 3, 2015

Former USS Yorktown crew members host “Meet & Greet”

DSC02994As part of their 67th Annual Reunion, the USS Yorktown Association will host a “Meet & Greet” session onboard the USS Yorktown to bring together museum visitors with the actual heroes who once served on the historic ship.  Every year, it’s a favorite event 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 on the USS Yorktown from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Saturday, October 3, 2015.

Start: October 3, 2015 10:00 am
End: October 3, 2015 1:00 pm
Venue: USS YORKTOWN
Phone: 843-881-5984
Address:
40 Patriots Point Road, Mount Pleasant`, SC, 29464, United States
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