Patriots Point to Honor Veterans, Families Nov. 12

In honor of Veterans Day and those who have served as members of our armed forces, Patriots Point will offer free admission for all veterans and their families all day on Monday, November 12. A $5 per vehicle parking fee will still apply. “We are grateful for the patriotism and courage shown by the servicemen […]

Patriots Point Development Authority Board Approves Three-Year Business Plan

The Patriots Point Development Authority (PPDA) Board has approved a Three-Year Business Plan to increase attendance and revenue over the next three years. This plan will allow the museum to take the programmatic and project actions necessary to restore its ships, develop new programs and exhibits, and to repay debt obligations. “Our Three-Year Business Plan […]

Girl Scouts: Make It YOUR Journey

Join us aboard the USS Yorktown! Register Today! Experience your Journey’s like you never have before!  Join us aboard the USS Yorktown and have your world, your planet, and your story come to life in our one of a kind Education Center.  Become a gardener, an eco-expert, or even an inventor! Each program will last […]

Dedication Ceremony Honors Those Who Gave Lives, Served With Distinction

Eileen Owen grew up hearing stories about her father, AX 1st Class James I. Pratt, a sonar operator and member of the USS Yorktown’s Helicopter Antisubmarine Squadron 4. “[My family] said he was a very loving and attentive father,” she said. “While some men wanted to go out and do ‘guy things,’ he really enjoyed […]

USS Yorktown Association Hosts 64th Annual Reunion

A visit to Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum is more than just an opportunity to explore historic ships including the USS YORKTOWN, USS LAFFEY and USS CLAMAGORE; it’s a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to meet and walk in the footsteps of heroes who served. Rev. Harold Syfrett is an example of one such hero. Syfrett grew […]

Patriots Point Introduces Ghost Tours Aboard USS Yorktown

Are the spirits of past heroes still on duty aboard the USS YORKTOWN? Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum, the USS YORKTOWN (CV-10) Association and the Charleston Attraction Group are teaming up to offer a special tour that will allow visitors to investigate stories of sacrifice, heroism and the unexplained. Visitors are invited to climb […]

The “Fighting Lady” Joins the Fight Against Breast Cancer

For the second year in a row, the “Fighting Lady” is joining the fight against breast cancer.  In observance of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, lights on the flight deck of the USS YORKTOWN will turn the ship pink every evening throughout the month of October. Aside from non-melanoma skin cancer, breast cancer is the most […]

Patriots Point Concludes Successful Year; Posts Significant Increase in Numbers, Revenue

With an estimated annual economic impact of $50 million, including nearly $18 million in employee income (source: 2011-2012 Patriots Point Intercept Survey Report, College of Charleston Office of Tourism Analysis), Patriots Point Development Authority (PPDA) is a critical cog in the hospitality industry in the Lowcountry. The agency closed the FY12 ‘books’ on June 30, […]