Calendar of Events

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

April 19, 2014

Paws at the Point

Please visit our Paws at the Point listing on our News and Events Section for the latest details on this event.

 

See you there!

Start: April 19, 2014 10:00 am
End: April 19, 2014 2:00 pm
Venue: Patriots Point
Phone: 866-831-1720
Address:
40 Patriots Point Road, Mount Pleasant, SC, 29464, United States

April 17, 2014

Vietnam Prisoners of War Symposium

Feat. Alvin Townley, author of best-selling book, Defiant.

Visit our POW Symposium listing on our News and Events section for more details on this event.

Start: April 17, 2014 6:30 pm
End: April 17, 2014 8:00 pm
Venue: Patriots Point
Phone: 866-831-1720
Address:
40 Patriots Point Road, Mount Pleasant, SC, 29464, United States
Cost: FREE but $5 parking fee applies

April 13, 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: April 13, 2014 10:00 am
End: April 13, 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.

November 11, 2013

Veterans Day Celebration

The holiday celebration kicks off at 9:30 am Monday, November 11th in the Smokey Stover Theater on the Hanger Deck of the USS Yorktown. Bernice “Bee” Haydu, a WASP (Women Airforce Service Pilot) of WWII will be the guest speaker.

Also during the program, the US Postal Service will unveil its Medal of Honor stamp that goes on sale that day.

At 11 am the U.S. Naval Academy Women’s Glee Club will perform.

The celebration will continue when Patriots Point honors the museum’s five volunteers who are age 90 or above.

Veterans will be admitted free of charge on the holiday. 

For more information contact Holly Jackson at hjackson@patriotspoint.org

Start: November 11, 2013 9:30 am
End: November 11, 2013 12:00 pm
Venue: Unnamed Venue
Address:
40 Patriots Point Road, Charleston, SC, United States

October 13, 2013

Open Cockpit

Patriots Point Naval and Maritime Museum invites the public to  “Open Cockpit Sunday”  on Sunday, October 13, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. for.  With great public interest and success, “Open Cockpit Sunday” has been hosted by Patriots Point since the program began in 2011; inviting guests to visit exhibits usually not open as part of the regular tours of the USS YORKTOWN.

For one Sunday each month, visitors have the opportunity to explore the cockpits of some of the museum’s most popular aircrafts, including the SBD Dauntless, F-9 Cougar, H-1 Huey, S-3 Viking, H-3 Sea King, F-18 Hornet and the A-6 Intruder.

The public is welcome to attend these exclusive exhibits during any of the remaining 2013 dates. The dates of “Open Cockpit Sunday” are October 13, November 10, and December 8. Please check with Patriots Point’s Facebook and Twitter pages for the latest updates regarding the availability.

“Open Cockpit Sunday has been successful in aiding our efforts to educate the public about our rich military history,” said Executive Director Mac Burdette.  “It’s part of our mission; but it’s also a great opportunity for our visitors – children and adults alike – to experience Patriots Point in a whole new way and to walk in the steps of heroes.”

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

 

Start: October 13, 2013 10:00 am
End: October 13, 2013 4:00 pm
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