USS LAFFEY Homecoming Celebration at Patriots Point

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Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum will celebrate the return of the USS LAFFEY with a series of events April 13 – 15. The public is invited to attend to pay tribute to ‘The Ship That Would Not Die’ – the most decorated WWII-era destroyer still in existence. Ninety former crewmembers, including several who served during WWII, will be present for this special weekend of programs and events.

Clemson ‘Prowl and Growl’ Meeting April 24

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Clemson University fans and alumni in the Charleston area will come to this year’s “Prowl and Growl” meeting April 24 at Patriots Point to get the latest information on what’s happening at Clemson. The event will be held aboard the USS YORKTOWN on Charleston Harbor at 40 Patriots Point Road, Mount Pleasant. Doors open at 5 p.m. with dinner at 6 p.m., and the event at 6:45 p.m.

Patriots Point Adding “Final Touches” To USS LAFFEY; To Reopen 4/11

Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum announced Friday that the USS LAFFEY will be closed to the public for the next several days as staff complete final improvements to ‘The Ship That Would Not Die’ in advance of the USS LAFFEY Homecoming Party next weekend.

Patriots Point to Host Starlight Pops April 28

Starlight Pops has been a Lowcountry tradition for more than 25 years. This year’s event will begin at sundown and will feature a tribute to Broadway by the Charleston Symphony Orchestra (CSO), under the direction of Alex Agrest. The performance will include selections from Mamma Mia, Chicago, Guys & Dolls, Annie and West Side Story. This year, Lowcountry vocalist Nancy Clayton Lefter will join the CSO for several songs.

An Evening Honoring Ann-Margret — Photo Gallery

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Patriots Point Development Authority (PPDA) and the USS Yorktown (CV-10) Association welcomed two-time Academy Award Nominee, Emmy Winner and Golden Globe Winner, Ann-Margret aboard the USS Yorktown for “An Evening Honoring Ann-Margret” on March 31, 2012.

USS YORKTOWN To “Light It Up Blue” In Support of Autism Awareness

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On Monday, 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. Autism is a general term used to describe a group of complex developmental [...]

Events “Take Off” At Patriots Point

Gourmet Bay Caterers recently paid a visit to Patriots Point and toured the USS YORKTOWN and USS LAFFEY.   Below is some information regarding their impressions of “The Fighting Lady” and “The Ship That Would Not Die” as an event venue.   If you’d like to learn more about hosting an event at Patriots Point, contact our Event [...]

Defending PGA Champion Keegan Bradley To Visit USS YORKTOWN For Special Event

Defending PGA Champion Keegan Bradley made history last year – becoming the third player in the past 100 years to win a major championship on his first try.  On Thursday, March 22, Bradley will make history again; this time, as the first person to hit a golf ball off the flight deck of the USS [...]

USS LAFFEY Reopens To Public This Sunday

Following a journey that spanned three years and included a complete hull overhaul, Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum is excited to announce that reopening of the USS LAFFEY to the general public on Sunday, March 11. Due to ongoing repairs and improvements to tour routes throughout the ship, the LAFFEY will reopen in phases.  [...]

“Honoring Our History” Tour To Visit Patriots Point

On Thursday, March 8, Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum will welcome the “Honoring Our History” tour for a special one-day visit. This World War I traveling exhibit is free to the public and is hosted in partnership with the National World War I Museum based out of Kansas City, Waddell & Reed and Ivy [...]