USS LAFFEY Crew Reunites Onboard Their Former Ship

Several former crew members of the USS LAFFEY are back onboard their former ship.  The men will be spending the next few days walking in the footsteps of their past at Patriots Point. The LAFFEY, nicknamed the “The Ship That Would Not Die”, is the most decorated WWII-era destroyer still in existence, and one of […]

Tickets to Patriots Point’s Fourth of July Fireworks Blast Now on Sale

Celebrate the Fourth of July on board one of the most historic warships in the United States, the USS YORKTOWN on the Charleston Harbor at Patriots Point.  Tickets for the Fourth of July Blast are now being sold on the Patriots Point Naval and Maritime Museum’s website www.patriotspoint.org. This year Patriots Point is offering two […]

Patriots Point Is Awarded a TripAdvisor.com Certificate of Excellence

Mount Pleasant, S.C. –The Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum has been awarded a Certificate of Excellence from the travel website Tripadvisor.com. The recognition is based on the consistent high reviews given by the museum’s visitors.   This is the second year-in-row that the museum has received the award.  It is currently ranked as the number […]

Join Patriots Point in Commemorating the 70th Anniversary of D-Day

The Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum is commemorating the special 70th anniversary of D-Day by hosting a symposium that will feature two guest speakers, one who was on board the USS LAFFEY the day of the attack, and an Army Ranger who landed on Omaha Beach. The admission-free symposium will start at 7 p.m. […]

KAISER JEEP M725 AMBULANCE RECEIVES FRESH COAT OF PAINT

Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum crews have started painting the newest addition to the Vietnam Experience Exhibit. The Kaiser Jeep M725 was the ambulance version of the M715 US military vehicle.   This series was based off of the Jeep Gladiator, and was produced for about two years starting in 1967.  During that time many […]

Letters from the Front Memorial Day Observance

On May 26, 2014 Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum will observe Memorial Day with a special event titled: “Letters from the Front” USS YORKTOWN, Hangar Bay III 9:30 AM-10:30 AM The public is invited to bring and read aloud authentic letters written by and for service men and women killed in the line of […]

Aviation Summer Camp Takes Flight Aboard the USS YORKTOWN

Your students are out of school, and you are both looking for something cool to do in the off months. The Patriots Point’s Flight Academy Summer Camp will help them hone their STEM and leadership skills while using cutting-edge and immersive flight simulators and control tower technology. Patriots Point has devised an abbreviated version of […]

Patriots Point Leases New Waterfront Property

The Patriots Point Development Authority (PPDA) Board has published a Request for Proposals and Qualifications (RFP) for prospective tenant-developer respondents for approximately 50 acres of highland property in the Mt. Pleasant area owned by PPDA. Some of this available land is waterfront property on the Charleston Harbor. The proposal is not for land ownership, but […]

Patriots Point adds 1967 CH-46D Helicopter

This past weekend, Patriots Point received a Vietnam-era 1967 Marine Corps CH-46D helicopter as is the newest addition to Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum’s Vietnam Naval Support Base exhibit. The addition of this aircraft is part of the expansion and revitalization of the newly announced Vietnam Experience Exhibit, beginning construction in June. The CH-46D […]

DOD Partnership Announced; Vietnam Exhibit Expansion Underway

Starting this month, Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum is honoring the 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War by kicking off its major expansion of the Vietnam Naval Support Base exhibit. The new Vietnam Experience Exhibit fits alongside Patriots Point announcement that it has been named a Commemorative Partner of the Department of Defense for […]