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.
July 1, 2014
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.
June 27, 2014
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
June 14, 2014
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.
June 6, 2014
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.
May 26, 2014
“Letters from the Front”
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.
May 18, 2014
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.