USS Yorktown to ‘Light It Up Blue’ in Support of Autism Awareness

On Tuesday, April 2, the USS Yorktown will join other iconic landmarks around the world to “Light It Up Blue” in support of autism awareness. April 2 was designated as World Autism Awareness Day by the United Nations General Assembly in 1997. Light It Up Blue is a unique global initiative that kicks-off Autism Awareness […]

Patriots Point Development Authority Board Member to Deploy in Support of Operation Enduring Freedom

In support of Operation Enduring Freedom, Patriots Point Development Authority (PPDA) Board Member, Col. Zeb Williams will deploy to Afghanistan in the coming weeks. Col. Williams will be assigned to IJC Afghanistan (International Security Assistance Force Joint Command) at Camp Stone in Western Afghanistan. Camp Stone is adjacent to Camp Zafar – headquarters of the […]

USS Yorktown – ‘The Fighting Lady’ – Celebrates 70 Years!

BUY TICKETS HERE! The nation’s oldest aircraft carrier museum, the USS Yorktown (CV-10) is turning 70 and Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum is inviting everyone to join in on the celebration. On Sunday, April 14, Patriots Point will host a ‘Tribute to the Yorktown,’ complete with a full day of activities, programs and fun […]

Charting a New and Exciting Course for the USS Yorktown

During the March meeting of the Patriots Point Development Authority Board, the MUSAIC Design Group presented the Patriots Point Museum Experience Master Plan for the USS Yorktown.  The plan employs cutting-edge technology to tell the stories of the USS Yorktown, her crew and pilots and will chart a course for a new museum for the […]

Vietnam War Vessel to be Repaired, Preserved Thanks to Public-Private Partnership

One of the nation’s last remaining MK1 River Patrol Boats (PBR) will be getting a facelift thanks to a dedicated team of professionals who have partnered with Patriots Point to donate their time, expertise and funding to transport, repair and repaint the historic vessel. Patriots Point’s MK1 PBR first arrived to the museum in 1989.  […]

Patriots Point Institute of History, Science and Technology to Offer Recertification Program for SC Teachers

The Patriots Point Institute of History, Science and Technology will host the second annual Teacher Recertification Professional Development Program aboard the USS Yorktown August 7-8, 2013.  This year’s seminar features the theme, “Informal Learning to Expand Beyond the Classroom,” and will refresh and renew teachers as they prepare for a new school year.  For $50, […]

Recreating an Authentic Experience Aboard ‘The Fighting Lady’

Thanks to the support of a local business owner, Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum has opened a redesigned exhibit aboard the USS Yorktown. The display, a Barbershop on the Yorktown’s Tour Route 5, features an authentic 1950s chair that was generously donated by Mt. Pleasant resident and owner of Elite Barbershop, Joe Roberts.The idea […]

Lonnie Hamilton, III: A Lowcountry Icon

For more than fifty years, Lonnie Hamilton, III has dedicated his time and efforts to making Charleston a better place.  He has shaped the minds of youth – serving for 20 years as an educator and Band Director at Bonds-Wilson High School; he has served his community – becoming the first African American elected to […]

Patriots Point Hosts Black History Month Symposium – Jenkins, Jazz and Jammin’ in Times of War and Peace

In celebration of the contributions of African Americans throughout our nation’s history, Patriots Point’s Institute of History, Science and Technology hosted a special symposium entitled, “Jenkins, Jazz and Jammin’ in Times of War and Peace.”  The program was presnted to a full house and was also streamed live on the Patriots Point website ( and into Charleston County […]