Calendar of Events

September 11, 2014

Remembering 9/11

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.

Start: September 11, 2014 8:30 am
End: September 11, 2014 6:30 pm
Venue: Patriots Point
Phone: 866-831-1720
Address:
40 Patriots Point Road, Mount Pleasant, SC, 29464, United States

August 13, 2014

1st Marine Division “Meet and Greet”

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.

This year’s reunion will focus on the 72nd anniversary oMarine bkg_1f the Battle of Guadalcanal.  For more information on the reunion trip please call Seargant Major Juan Duff, USMC (Retired) at 760.967.8561

Start: August 13, 2014 9:00 am
End: August 13, 2014 2:00 pm
Venue: Hangar Bay III of USS YORKTOWN
Address:
40 Patriots Point Road, Mt. Pleasant, SC, 29464, United States

July 4, 2014

Fourth of July Fireworks Blast

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.

Start: July 4, 2014 6:00 am
End: July 4, 2014 6:00 am
Venue: USS YORKTOWN
Phone: 881-5984
Address:
40 Patriots Point Road, Mount Pleasant`, SC, 29464, United States
Cost: $75 or $30

July 1, 2014

Air National Guard Band of The South Performance

Tuesday, July 1 the Air National Guard Band of the South will be performing onboard the USS YORKTOWN.  The 40-member band will play four 20-minute sets every hour starting at 11 a.m.  The Band of the South is based out of the McGhee-Tyson Air National Guard Base near Knoxville, TN.

The concert will be included in the normal Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum admission fee.

 

Start: July 1, 2014 11:00 am
End: July 1, 2014 3:00 pm
Venue: USS YORKTOWN
Phone: 881-5984
Address:
40 Patriots Point Road, Mount Pleasant`, SC, 29464, United States
Cost: Included in admission

June 27, 2014

The Great Race Stopover

More than 100 vintage, antique and collector cars participating in The 2014 Hemmings Motor News Great Race are rolling into the Patriots Point, landside of the USS YORKTOWN.

These very rare cars are all model year 1972 or older. They will be on display from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Visitors will have the opportunity to meet the drivers and learn more about their entirely authentic cars.

In addition to the Great Race cars, more than 80 vehicles from local car clubs will also be on display. Those vehicles can be viewed starting at 2 p.m. Food, beer and wine will be available at that time for purchase from Sticky Fingers Smokehouse Express.

Admission to the 2014 Hemmings Motor News Great Race show is free, however, parking will cost $5.Photographs of antique Autos with Scrappy

Visit PatriotsPoint.org for more details.Photographs of antique Autos with Scrappy

Start: June 27, 2014 2:00 pm
End: June 27, 2014 8:00 pm
Venue: Patriots Point
Phone: 866-831-1720
Address:
40 Patriots Point Road, Mount Pleasant, SC, 29464, United States
Cost: Free, Parking $5

June 14, 2014

Flag Day Ceremony

This Saturday, June 14th,  the Knights of Columbus will celebrate Flag Day by holding a special ceremony on the Flight Deck of the USS YORKTOWN.  The ceremony will start at 9 a.m. and will last about 30 minutes.  It will include the Boy Scouts and Mt. Pleasant Councilman Mark Smith.

Councilman Smith will read a proclamation recognizing the 60th anniversary of the addition of “Under God” to the Pledge of Allegiance.   A flag will also be properly folded with the meaning of each of the folds explained.

20140613_081153_resizedThose who attend Saturday’s ceremony will be required to pay for admission to the museum and $5 parking.

Start: June 14, 2014 9:00 am
End: June 14, 2014 9:30 am
Venue: Patriots Point
Phone: 866-831-1720
Address:
40 Patriots Point Road, Mount Pleasant, SC, 29464, United States
Cost: Admission Price

June 6, 2014

Join Patriots Point in Commemorating the 70th Anniversary of D-Day

The Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum is commemorating the special 70th anniversary of D-Day by hosting a symposium that will feature guest speakers who served on board the USS LAFFEY during the invasion of Normandy.

The admission-free symposium will start at 7 p.m. on June 6th, inside the USS YORKTOWN’s Smokey Stover Theater.  Parking for the event will cost $5.

Guest speakers who were on board the USS LAFFEY during the attack will share their memories of the invasion. The USS LAFFEY, docked at Patriots Point, is one of only two D-Day warships still in existence.  There were more than 5,000 floating off the shore of German-occupied France the day of the attack.

“It’s an honor to have the USS LAFFEY at Patriot’s Point, and a great opportunity for people to come on board and meet veterans who served in one of the most important battles of U.S. history,” said Patriots Point Executive Director Mac Burdette.  “The D-Day symposium will be very inspirational and will serve as a reminder of the sacrifice these men made 70 years ago.”

The symposium will feature live entertainment and a living history production on the D-Day invasion and the breakout from Omaha Beach.

Start: June 6, 2014 7:00 pm
End: June 6, 2014 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, Parking $5

May 26, 2014

Letters from the Front

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“Letters from the Front”

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9:30 AM-10:30 AMYORKTOWN, Hangar Bay III

The public is invited to bring

and read aloud authentic letters written by and for service men and women killed in the line of duty.

Specially selected letters from America’s wars will be read to showcase and honor the service men and women’s ultimate sacrifice throughout our nation’s history. Letters will be collected from the Civil War to present, and the public is invited to contribute their personal letters, honoring their lost loved ones who were killed as a result of combat.

Admission is free, and parking will also be free from 9:00 AM- 10:00 AM.

Start: May 26, 2014 9:30 am
End: May 26, 2014 10:30 am
Venue: Hangar Bay III of USS YORKTOWN
Address:
40 Patriots Point Road, Mt. Pleasant, SC, 29464, United States
Cost: Free

May 18, 2014

Open Cockpit Sunday

For one Sunday each month, visitors have the opportunity to explore the cockpits of some of the museum’s most popular aircraft. Bring the entire family and visit exhibits usually not open as part of the regular tours of the USS YORKTOWN.

Patriots Point staff and volunteers will be on hand to answer questions and to share the unique histories of these historic aircraft. Normal museum admission rates apply.

Start: May 18, 2014 10:00 am
End: May 18, 2014 4:00 pm
Venue: Patriots Point
Phone: 866-831-1720
Address:
40 Patriots Point Road, Mount Pleasant, SC, 29464, United States
Cost: Normal admission rates apply.

May 2, 2014 – May 3, 2014

Sweet Grass Music Festival

Hosted in the Grove at Patriots Point.

Line up includes:

The music begins at 2:30 p.m., on Friday, May 2 with world class bluegrass bands Subject to Change, Common Ground, Barefoot Movement, Adkins and Loudermilk, and the Lonesome River Band playing until 10 p.m. that evening. All bands are performing 90-minute sets.

An amazing line-up of artists will take the stage on Saturday, May 3. Music begins at 11 a.m., with an hour-long set by Common Ground, followed by two (afternoon and evening) one-hour sets from the Grass Cats, Flatt Lonesome, Nothin Fancy, and Russell Moore and IIIrd Tyme Out. The group Grasstowne will be performing one 90-minute set at 4 p.m.

Click here for more details, and to buy tickets, from their official website.

 

Start: May 2, 2014 2:30 am
End: May 3, 2014 5:30 pm
Venue: Patriots Point
Phone: 866-831-1720
Address:
40 Patriots Point Road, Mount Pleasant, SC, 29464, United States
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