“Pay What You Can” Weekend a Success

Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum kicked off the new year with a “Pay What You Can” Weekend January 3-4, 2015.  On those days, visitors were asked to pay whatever amount they could afford for parking and admission to the museum. Despite intermittent rain showers on both days, 811 more people came this year to […]

Patriots Point Invites Visitors To Pay What They Can Jan. 3 & 4

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Mount Pleasant, S.C. – Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum will ask visitors to name their own admission price during the first weekend of 2015, January 3 and 4. This will be the fourth year the museum has offered a “Pay-What-You-Can” weekend. Instead of paying the standard admission and parking fees, guests are able to […]

Upcoming Holiday hours at Patriots Point

Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum will close early on Christmas Eve (Wednesday, December 24, 2014).  The museum will close at 3:30 p.m., but the ticket booth will close at 2 p.m.  The museum will be closed entirely on Christmas Day. On New Year’s Eve, the last ticket will be sold at 2 p.m. and […]

Pearl Harbor Day Memorial Will Be Held Sunday on USS Yorktown

On Sunday, Dec. 7th a memorial service for the 73rd anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor will be held onboard the USS Yorktown.  The service, organized together with Mt. Pleasant VFW Post 10624, will begin at 11 a.m. There will be a tolling of a bell in memory of the 25 South Carolinians […]

Military Appreciation Day at Clemson and USC

Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum sponsored the University of South Carolina and Clemson University football games on Saturday, Nov. 22. Hundreds of fans stopped by the museum’s booths to learn more about new exhibits and upcoming commemorative events. The most popular topic was the Vietnam Experience Exhibit which opened on Veterans Day weekend. Patriots […]

Nearly 500 Sailors Volunteer During Day of Caring at Patriots Point

On Friday, November 14, nearly 500 sailors from the Navy Nuclear Power Training Unit (NPTU) came to Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum ready to roll up their sleeves and get to work as part of the United Way’s Day of Caring.  This special day is a time for local groups and organizations to volunteer […]

Patriots Point opens anticipated Vietnam Experience exhibit

On Saturday, November 8 the Vietnam Experience exhibit opened at Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum.  Vietnam veterans were offered free admission on both Saturday and Sunday and hundreds came to see the new exhibit.  About 10 Vietnam veterans each day were on hand to talk with visitors about their experiences; they were stationed throughout […]

Vietnam Veterans Featured in “We Gotta Get Out of This Place” Music Video

Friday, November 7th Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum released a music video that features Vietnam veterans performing The Animals’ “We Gotta Get Out of This Place”. The song was one of the most requested songs by United States Armed Forces stationed in South Vietnam in 1965. Click here to watch the video.

Former CH-46 Sea Knight pilot lends expertise to Vietnam Experience Exhibit

When Joe Caruso joined the Marines in 1968 on an aviation contract, he had never even seen an airplane. Three years later, he was piloting a CH-46 Sea Knight helicopter as part of the last operational squadron in Vietnam, HMM-164.  “We were the quick reactionary force pulled in to transport the South Vietnamese forces during […]

USS YORKTOWN Countdown 2015, Charleston New Year’s Eve

On Wednesday, December 31st, 2014, the USS Yorktown Aircraft Carrier in Mount Pleasant, SC will not be occupied with the usual wanderers exploring a decommissioned ship. Instead, it will be transformed into the third annual Yorktown Countdown, Charleston’s largest New Year’s Celebration. This exclusive event will provide multiple admission level options, great live music and […]