Bringing Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum to life

In today’s world, guests to Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum want to learn about the history of our fleet and the artifacts on display in exciting and engaging ways.  To this end, we have created interactive exhibits like the Apollo 8 exhibit on the USS Yorktown and the Mount 53 Experience on the USS […]

Overflow crowd attends symposium on The Montagnards as warriors in Vietnam

More than 400 people came to a symposium at Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum called: “The Montagnards – The Green Berets’ Secret Vietnam Warriors.”  The Smokey Stover Theater was filled to capacity and more than 100 additional guests watched the event live from a screen set up in Hangar Bay III. The Panel included […]

Patriots Point to host National Aviation Day event to honor “World’s Greatest Pilot” with USS Yorktown screening of “Flying the Feathered Edge: The Bob Hoover Project”

On Wednesday, August 19, the Patriots Point Naval and Maritime Museum will host a special screening of Flying the Feathered Edge: The Bob Hoover Project, which shares the incredible story of legendary aviator Bob Hoover, as part of a celebration of National Aviation Day. Flying the Feathered Edge: The Bob Hoover Project honors Robert A. […]

Patriots Point Education Department helps SC DNR build oyster reef

Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum employees and volunteers joined forces with the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources on Monday to place another oyster reef in the waters around the museum. This reef, made entirely of recycled oyster shells, was placed near the USS Laffey between two other reefs that had been placed previously. […]

Patriots Point Panel to Discuss Green Berets’ Secret Use of Tribesmen During War

On Friday, August 14th, at 7 p.m. the Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum will host a symposium in which Vietnam War veterans who served as Green Berets in the Army’s Special Forces unit will discuss how the United States came to rely on oppressed tribe people known as Montagnards to help fight the North […]

Summer brings day campers to Patriots Point

Camps have been in full swing here this summer.  Between camps hosted by our Education Department and camps in the area that have brought their day campers here for a visit, hundreds—if not thousands—of children have explored the vessels of our museum this summer. Each of the past two weeks, 30 campers have come to […]

Bring Scrappy to life on the USS Yorktown!

Are you an entertainer looking for a part-time position in a very unique workplace? We are looking for some star power to help bring our mascot Scrappy to life. This person can’t be afraid to act silly or wear a mascot costume in all types of temperatures, and must meet the following criteria: Be a […]

July 4th Fireworks Blast a Great Event in spite of weather

Despite a minor rain delay, more than 20,000 people came to Patriots Point to celebrate the 4th of July.  The annual July 4th Fireworks Blast included live entertainment and children’s games, as well as food vendors and a special guest, Fox News.  While the event landside was free, about 1,500 people purchased tickets to watch […]

Huey Helicopter in Vietnam Experience Dedicated to Fallen Vietnam War Hero

On the evening of Monday, June 22, guests came from all around to honor a man that many never knew.  During a ceremony, the Huey helicopter on the grounds of the Vietnam Experience exhibit was named in memory of Army Specialist Kenneth M. Plavcan – a native of Parma, Ohio who was killed while serving […]

Enter To Win 4-Pack of VIP Tickets to 4th of July Fireworks Blast

How would you like to watch the best fireworks show in South Carolina from the flight deck of the historic USS Yorktown? Even better, what about access to an all-you-can-eat BBQ buffet and a complimentary open bar? We are giving away four VIP tickets to the upcoming 4th of July Fireworks Blast here at Patriots […]