The “Fighting Lady” Joins the Fight Against Breast Cancer

For the second year in a row, the “Fighting Lady” is joining the fight against breast cancer.  In observance of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, lights on the flight deck of the USS YORKTOWN will turn the ship pink every evening throughout the month of October. Aside from non-melanoma skin cancer, breast cancer is the most [...]

Patriots Point Concludes Successful Year; Posts Significant Increase in Numbers, Revenue

With an estimated annual economic impact of $50 million, including nearly $18 million in employee income (source: 2011-2012 Patriots Point Intercept Survey Report, College of Charleston Office of Tourism Analysis), Patriots Point Development Authority (PPDA) is a critical cog in the hospitality industry in the Lowcountry. The agency closed the FY12 ‘books’ on June 30, [...]

Patriots Point Offers Home School Days!

Back by popular demand, the Patriots Point Institute of History, Science and Technology is offering Homeschool Days aboard the USS Yorktown from 10 a.m. – noon on the 2nd Tuesday of each month. The cost of the program is $10/student and registration is limited to 200 participants per session. Due to high demand for this [...]

Patriots Point Awarded $20,000 Grant to Digitize Charleston Naval Shipyard Newsletter Archive

Through a unique partnership with the College of Charleston’s Lowcountry Digital Library, the Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation has awarded the Patriots Point Naval and Maritime Museum Foundation $20,000 to digitize weekly newsletters from the Charleston Naval Shipyard dating back to 1942. The grant provides funds for a skilled professional at the Lowcountry Digital Library [...]

Patriots Point to Honor First Responders Sept. 9

In recognition of their outstanding service to the community – and in commemoration of the 11th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks – Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum is offering special extended hours and free admission for first responders and their immediate families on Sunday, September 9. The museum will remain open from 9 a.m. [...]

Photo Gallery – Olympians Visit Patriots Point

Megan Kalmoe and Adrienne Martelli, two members of the 2012 Bronze Medal winning Women’s Quadruple Sculls rowing team, visited Patriots Point on Sunday, August 19.  The Bronze medalists were given a tour of the Yorktown, Medal of Honor Museum and the Clamagore by volunteer Sid Busch.  

Patriots Point Selected as Site of National Medal of Honor Museum

Patriots Point Development Authority (PPDA) announced in August that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Congressional Medal of Honor Society to develop a permanent landside location for the National Medal of Honor Museum on Charleston Harbor. The endeavor – arguably the most significant decision to come from Patriots Point in decades – [...]

2012 Carrier Classic on the Flight Deck of the USS YORKTOWN

We have received a number of inquiries from active duty military and veterans.  Please note that, while we love our active duty military and veterans, Patriots Point does not have any role in the distribution of tickets to the game.  A limited number of tickets have been set aside for active duty military members representing [...]

Hootie and the Blowfish Foundation Awards Grant to Patriots Point Institute of History and Science

Funding to allow 750 Georgetown County fifth graders to participate in education programs Thanks to a generous grant from the Hootie and the Blowfish Foundation, 750 fifth graders from Title I schools in Georgetown County will have the opportunity to come aboard the USS YORKTOWN to participate in educational programs offered by the Patriots Point [...]