WWII Heroes Gather for Final Reunion Aboard USS Yorktown

On Friday, May 17, the surviving crewmembers of the USS Franklin (CV-13) gathered for their final reunion at Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum. The USS Franklin participated in Pacific Theater operations during WWII and was in service from 1944-1945.  She is, perhaps, best known for an attack that took place on March 19, 1945, when […]

Environmental Assessment Study of USS Yorktown Complete

The Patriots Point Development Authority (PPDA) Board unanimously accepted a report from The Shaw Group outlining the environmental conditions present aboard the USS Yorktown (CV-10).  The report found that the carrier poses no environmental or health hazards to the public or to Charleston Harbor.  The report also stated that the vessel will need to be […]

Patriots Point Awarded $10,000 for Preservation, Upgrades to USS Laffey

Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum has been awarded a $10,000 grant from the Tin Can Sailors, Inc. for preservation and upgrades to the USS Laffey (DD-724). Funding will be used to climate control the Exhibit Hall and Theater in order to create an environment that can safely exhibit additional artifacts, extend the life expectancy […]

‘A Tribute to the Yorktown’ USO Show – RAIN PLANS

The forecast is calling for rain tonight (Sunday, April 14); but d0n’t worry… we’re have a back-up plan!  Tonight’s ‘Tribute to the Yorktown’ USO-style show will take place in Hangar Bay III aboard the USS Yorktown.   Gates will still open at 6:30, with the music beginning at 7 and the show beginning at 8 p.m. See […]

Patriots Point Posts Record Numbers

Positive momentum is continuing to grow at Patriots Point Naval and Maritime Museum, with the attraction posting record numbers on Tuesday, April 2.  Ticket sales, parking lot numbers and gift shop sales earned a combined $51,608 in just one day – the highest numbers seen by the museum in the last five years. On Tuesday, […]

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 […]