Patriots Point to Welcome Nine Millionth Visitor… Could it Be You?

In the next two weeks, Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum will welcome its nine millionth paid visitor since the museum’s inception in 1976. A series of surprises are in store for the lucky visitor, including a prize pack valued at nearly $2,500. “When Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum got its start almost forty […]

Patriots Point to Host Memorial Day Observance

Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum will host a ceremony at 8:30 a.m. on Monday, May 27 to honor those who paid the ultimate sacrifice on behalf of our nation’s freedom and freedom of millions worldwide over the course of our nation’s history. “On this solemn day set aside to honor our nation’s fallen war […]

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 […]