‘Scrappy’ Named Mascot at Patriots Point

After many decades, an old friend has returned to his home, the USS Yorktown.  Scrappy, the lovable dog that was once the true pet of those on board The Fighting Lady is now the mascot of Patriots Point.  The reveal took place Friday, October 18th with members of the Patriots Point Development Authority Board introducing [...]

Big Reveal at Patriots Point Friday, October 18

Patriots Point is excited to welcome an element of entertainment and education the museum has never offered before.  On Friday, October 18th, at 11am in Hangar Bay 3 of the USS Yorktown, members of the media and public are invited be among the first to see and learn more about this latest addition.  The Patriots [...]

Open Cockpit Sunday and Macaroni and Cheese Cookoff This Wknd at Patriots Point

Are you looking for something fun to do with the family this weekend?  Here are two ideas happening at Patriots Point: Saturday- MAC OFF.  From 2-7pm at The Grove at Patriots Point, enjoy live music, food, drinks, fun for the kids and lots and lots of macaroni and cheese!  Tickets are $20 and includes 10 [...]

Meet the heroes of the USS YORKTOWN during the 65th Reunion

  More than 150 veterans who served on the USS Yorktown will gather at Patriots Point this weekend for the annual USS Yorktown Association reunion.  This is the 65th annual event and several registrants have attended every year.  The reunion features a general membership meeting, dinner aboard the USS Yorktown and a memorial service for [...]

YES, We are OPEN! Federal Furloughed Employees Get Discount During Gov’t Shutdown

– Patriots Point is offering federal government employees who’ve been affected by the government shutdown half-price admission throughout the furlough period.  With the presentation of their federal ID card, the furloughed employee and their family will receive the discount at the ticket booth. “This is a just a small way we can reach out to [...]

Donate to ‘The Fighting Lady’ Breast Cancer Fight

To give to the Patriots Point Breast Cancer awareness fund, benefiting Hollings Cancer Center, visit: https://netcommunity.musc.edu/NetCommunity/SSLPage.aspx?pid=191  Please specify HOLLINGS CANCER CENTER FUND as the designation. Mount Pleasant, S.C. – Patriots Point will dedicate the month of October to promote breast cancer awareness through their campaign, “The Fighting Lady is in The Fight.” Starting October 1st, the [...]

Patriots Point Launches Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign, Lights Yorktown Pink

Patriots Point will dedicate the month of October to promote breast cancer awareness through their campaign, “The Fighting Lady is in The Fight.” Starting October 1st, the USS Yorktown will be illuminated pink at night.  All month employees and visitors will be encouraged to support the campaign through dropping donations in the pink donation boxes [...]

Hundreds of SC Social Studies Teachers Hold Conference at Patriots Point

More than 300 social studies teachers from around South Carolina will gather at Patriots Point this week for the South Carolina Council for the Social Studies annual fall conference.  The teachers, who represent schools all across the state, will be on board the USS Yorktown Thursday September 26th – Saturday September 28th. The teachers will [...]

Patriots Point Brings Education Program To Laurens Schools Through Distance Learning

Ford Elementary students got a chance to experience the educational program provided by the Patriots Point Naval and Maritime Museum without leaving their Laurens County classrooms.  The program generally takes place on board the historic aircraft carrier USS Yorktown on Charleston Harbor, but through a grant from the International Paper Foundation, Ford Elementary 5th graders [...]