Patriots Point Celebrates 500,000 Campers!

In December, more than 600 campers staying aboard the USS Yorktown were a part of a very special celebration – earning a place in history as the 500,000th campers to participate in Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum’s overnight camping program. The museum hosted a ceremony to celebrate this milestone achievement – complete with a […]

Open Cockpit Sunday Returns to Patriots Point Dec. 16!

Patriots Point Naval and Maritime Museum invites the public to visit on Sunday, December 16 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. for the return of “Open Cockpit Sunday.”  This is the fourth Open Cockpit Sunday Patriots Point has hosted since the program began last year. For one day only, visitors will have the opportunity to […]

Patriots Point Hosts Pearl Harbor Remembrance Ceremony

On Friday, December 7, Patriots Point, in partnership with Mount Pleasant VFW Post 10624, hosted a ceremony to commemorate the 71st anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. The program featured keynote remarks by CAPT Thomas Bailey, Deputy Commander, Joint Base Charleston and special guest remarks by CAPT (Ret) Taylor Skardon, former Commanding Officer, […]

Cybersecurity is Focus of Competition Aboard USS Yorktown

The USS Yorktown and her crew faced enemy threats during conflicts ranging from WWII – Vietnam.  In December, a new ‘crew’ aboard ‘The Fighting Lady’ once again faced a threat – this time in the form of cyber attacks. On Saturday, Dec. 1, Naval JROTC cadets from Summerville High School and Air Force JROTC cadets […]

The War of 1812 Tall Ship LYNX “America’s Privateer” to Visit Charleston!

On Saturday, Nov. 17, the War of 1812 Tall Ship LYNX “America’s Privateer” will sail into Charleston Harbor Resort & Marina – located next to the USS Yorktown!  The historic ship will be available for the public to visit November 17-December 12. Lynx is an interpretation of an actual privateer named Lynx built by Thomas Kemp […]

Talks Underway for Three-Year Extension of Carrier Classic Aboard USS Yorktown

The Morale Entertainment Foundation (MEF) and Patriots Point, home of the USS Yorktown, have begun talks to reach a three-year extension of their agreement to hold the annual Carrier Classic college basketball doubleheader on the flight deck of the highly decorated ship, now a museum. Discussions for next year’s Carrier Classic, which would once again […]

USS Yorktown Association to Host Second Annual ‘Run for the Yorktown 5K’

This Saturday, the USS Yorktown Association will host their second annual Veterans Day 5K. Last year, runners began the race with a bang as we fired an anti-tank gun at the starting line.  This year, the race will begin with a flyover by an AT-6 Texan Warbird.  The race will continue down Patriots Point Road, […]

USS Yorktown Association to Sell Discounted Tickets to Carrier Classic

Ticket Sale to Benefit Patriots Point Institute of History, Science and Technology With the 2012 Walmart Carrier Classic just days away, the USS Yorktown (CV-10) Association has announced they will sell a limited number of tickets at a 40% discounted rate of $300 each.  The tickets are good for both the men’s and women’s basketball […]