Calendar of Events

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

Start: November 11, 2013 9:30 am
End: November 11, 2013 12:00 pm
Venue: Unnamed Venue
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

October 12, 2013

Mac Off

2-7 pm in The Grove.  Tickets $20, kids 12 and under are free.  Mac n Cheese, food vendors, drinks, music and fun for the whole family.  $5 parking.

Start: October 12, 2013 2:00 am
End: October 12, 2013 7:00 pm

July 19, 2013

246 Army Band Performance

Patriots Point is excited to announce that as part of the SC Army National Guard Summer Concert Series, the 246 Army Band will perform on board the U.S.S. Yorktown this week.

The concert begins at 2pm Friday, July 19th on the Yorktown and will end about 3:30pm.  Regular parking and admission to Patriots Point still apply, but there is no extra cost for the concert.

“Listening to patriotic songs performed by those who served our country is an honor,” Patriots Point Executive Director Mac Burdette said.  “Add in the location of the USS Yorktown and there’s no doubt the American pride will be alive and well at their performance Friday.”

About the band

The Soldiers of the 246 Army Band have proudly served their State and Nation since their inception in 1939 as a part of the 178th Field Artillery. Their historic and distinguished lineage dates back to performances in numerous campaigns since and including World War II. The 246th has been by name requested to perform at such distinguished venues as Senator Strom Thurmond’s funeral and South Carolina Gubernatorial Inaugurations. The 246th has traveled to the Dominican Republic, Hawaii, Guam, Maryland, Mississippi, Georgia and Key West in recent years for concerts. In addition to these venues, the 246th has a regular concert schedule around the great state of South Carolina to include military ceremonial performances, patriotic holidays and community events.

Start: July 19, 2013 2:00 pm
End: July 19, 2013 3:30 pm
Venue: Patriots Point
Phone: 866-831-1720
40 Patriots Point Road, Mount Pleasant, SC, 29464, United States

June 14, 2013

Flag Day Ceremony

On Friday, June 14, Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum will host a ceremony to commemorate Flag Day featuring participants of the Knights of Columbus and Boy Scouts.  It is free and open to the public and will begin at 9 a.m. on the Flight Deck of the USS Yorktown.

Start: June 14, 2013 9:00 am
End: June 14, 2013 10:00 pm

May 27, 2013

Memorial Day Observance

Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum will host a ceremony to honor those who paid the ultimate sacrifice on behalf of our nation’s freedom and freedom of millions worldwide over the course of our nation’s history.

This year, instead of featuring a guest speaker, the museum will invite members of the audience to come forward and say a few words about someone they would like to be remembered for giving their life for the freedoms we take for granted every day. Guests can simply state the person’s name or say a few words about them.

Veterans groups and members of the public are encouraged to attend the program and the museum will offer free admission from 8 – 9 a.m.


Start: May 27, 2013 8:30 am
End: May 27, 2013 10:00 am

May 17, 2013

USS Franklin Reunion

On May 17, 21 of the remaining crewmembers of the USS Franklin – all WWII veterans – will gather with their families for their final reunion aboard the USS Yorktown.  In honor of this historic reunion, Patriots Point will host a series of events and educational programs throughout the day to allow the public an opportunity to speak with and hear from these heroes, including a memorial service, special educational program with the veterans and ‘meet and greet’ opportunity.

Start: May 17, 2013 9:30 am
End: May 17, 2013 1:25 pm

May 1, 2013

PPDA Special Board Meeting

The Patriots Point Development Authority (PPDA) Board will host a special board meeting at 9:30 a.m. in the USS Yorktown Ward Room.


Start: May 1, 2013 9:30 am
End: May 1, 2013 11:30 am

April 11, 2013

PPDA Committee Meetings

The Patriots Point Development Authority Board will conduct the following committee meetings on Thursday, April 11:

10:30 a.m.                           Museum and Education Services Committee

1 p.m.                                   Development Committee

3 p.m.                                   Operations and Facilities Committee

The meetings will take place in the Administrative Trailer Conference Room

Start: April 11, 2013 10:30 am
End: April 11, 2013 5:00 pm

April 2, 2013

PPDA Special Board Meeting

The Patriots Point Development Authority Board will host a special meeting at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, April 2.  The meeting will take place in the Ward Room aboard the USS Yorktown and the agenda is posted below.


A.        ADOPTION OF PROPOSED AGENDA                                                                                         



Start: April 2, 2013 10:00 am
End: April 2, 2013 12:00 pm
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