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 […]


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 […]

Patriots Point Donates 50 Day Passes To PTSD Treatment Program

The Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum has donated 50 day passes to a VA mental health program that helps veterans recover from Post Traumatic  Stress Disorder (PTSD). The program is called Prolonged Exposure Therapy.  Basically, veterans undergoing the treatment participate in activities that they have avoided because the activities remind them of the trauma […]

The 2014 Hemmings Motor News Great Race To Stop At Patriots Point

Photographs of antique Autos with Scrappy

Friday, June 27th more than 100 vintage, antique and collector cars participating in The 2014 Hemmings Motor News Great Race will roll into the Patriots Point Naval and Maritime Museum, landside of the USS YORKTOWN. These very rare cars are all model year 1972 or older.  They will be on display from 4 p.m. to […]

Patriots Point D-Day Symposium A Huge Success

More than 300 people came out to commemorate the 70th anniversary of D-Day Friday evening on board the USS YORKTOWN at Patriots Point. The Naval and Maritime Museum’s symposium featured two guest speakers, one who was onboard the USS LAFFEY the day of the attack, and an Army Ranger who landed on Omaha Beach.   Hundreds […]

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 […]