Patriots Point to Host 3rd Annual Teacher Recertification Professional Development Program

As part of its new Blended Learning Initiative, the Patriots Point Institute of History, Science and Technology (PPIHST) is excited to host the third annual Teacher’s Recertification Professional Development Program on board the USS Yorktown.  Registration is available online now.  The two-day program is designed to inform, engage and inspire educators through a series of […]

Patriots Point Launches New Audio Tour Onboard the USS YORKTOWN

The Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum is now offering an audio tour that further enhances the USS YORKTOWN experience by bringing memories of the ship to life. The $6 tour includes unique and detailed descriptions of more than 110 exhibits.  The commentary includes interviews from veterans who served on the USS YORKTOWN and pilots […]

Arthur not slowing down 75 young people participating in deCycles 2014

MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. – Hurricane Arthur is just a small bump on a long road for 75 young men and women who are biking across seven states in just three weeks.  On Saturday, June 21 the group of bicycle riders participating in deCycles 2014 took off from Key West, Florida, bound for Bloomington, Indiana. “The […]

Terrific Turnout for the Great Race stopover at Patriots Point

On Friday, June 27th thousands lined up on both sides of the “old road” at Patriots Point to welcome the 2014 Hemmings Motor News Great Race to Mount Pleasant.  The drivers competing in the race took off Friday morning from Wilmington, North Carolina; they stopped in Myrtle Beach for lunch.   The South Carolina leg of […]

Fourth of July Blast VIP and Flight Deck Tickets Sold Out, Landside Seating Still Available

Flight deck tickets to this year’s 4th of July Fireworks Blast are officially sold out, however, there is still plenty of free landside seating available. Those wishing to view the firework show landside will only have to pay a $10/vehicle parking fee.  There will be live music and entertainment for kids all evening.   Vendors will […]

Youth Leadership Conference Underway at Patriots Point

The 15th annual Military Order of the World Wars’ (MOWW) Youth Leadership Conference (YLC) is officially underway on the USS YORKTOWN. The 75 participants are among the brightest in their class and are all rising juniors or seniors in the Southeast.  For the next four days some of the most highly acclaimed military and civilian […]

June 19th is the 70th Anniversary of the Largest Carrier Battle of WWII

Fifteen US Navy aircraft carriers (including Yorktown CV-10) participated in the largest carrier vs. carrier battle of the war; the Battle of the Philippine Sea (19-20 June 1944).  Often called “the Marianas Turkey Shoot”, nearly 400 enemy aircraft (land based and carrier based) were shot down by US carrier aircraft. On 19 June, two Japanese […]

Fun & Adventure in the Flight Academy Summer Camp

Flying a F-35B fighter jet is no easy task, just ask any one of the dozen or so 11-15 year olds who have been learning to fly the aircraft in the Patriots Point Flight Academy all week. The young pilots in the academy train through a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) based program.  The […]

PREPARING FOR THE FOURTH OF JULY FIREWORKS BLAST

Excitement is building over this year’s Fourth of July Fireworks Blast at the Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum.  In addition to spending the holiday amongst some of the nation’s most historic warships, guests will also enjoy the most magnificent fireworks display in the Lowcountry. Patriots Point is offering two different viewing areas – the […]