Rock Hill Safety Patrol Students Visit Patriots Point

Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum was pleased to welcome 170 fifth grade students from Rock Hill District III for a special overnight camping visit this week.  The Rock Hill Police Department sponsored the students, all fifth grade students and members of their schools’ Safety Patrol, as an end of the year reward for their [...]

Patriots Point to Host Flag Day Ceremony

On Friday, June 14, Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum will host a ceremony to commemorate Flag Day featuring participants of the Knights of Columbus and Boy Scouts.  It is free and open to the public and will begin at 9 a.m. on the Flight Deck of the USS Yorktown. As part of the program, [...]

Patriots Point Welcomes Nine Millionth Visitor

Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum welcomed its nine millionth paid visitor since the museum’s inception in 1976.  The lucky guest, David Matney from Bristol, Tennessee, was recognized during a special ceremony and received a prize package valued at nearly $2,500.  He visited Patriots Point today with his wife, Stephanie, and their three daughters: Emily, [...]

Patriots Point to Welcome Nine Millionth Visitor… Could it Be You?

In the next two weeks, Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum will welcome its nine millionth paid visitor since the museum’s inception in 1976. A series of surprises are in store for the lucky visitor, including a prize pack valued at nearly $2,500. “When Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum got its start almost forty [...]

Patriots Point to Host Memorial Day Observance

Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum will host a ceremony at 8:30 a.m. on Monday, May 27 to honor those who paid the ultimate sacrifice on behalf of our nation’s freedom and freedom of millions worldwide over the course of our nation’s history. “On this solemn day set aside to honor our nation’s fallen war [...]

WWII Heroes Gather for Final Reunion Aboard USS Yorktown

On Friday, May 17, the surviving crewmembers of the USS Franklin (CV-13) gathered for their final reunion at Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum. The USS Franklin participated in Pacific Theater operations during WWII and was in service from 1944-1945.  She is, perhaps, best known for an attack that took place on March 19, 1945, when [...]

Environmental Assessment Study of USS Yorktown Complete

The Patriots Point Development Authority (PPDA) Board unanimously accepted a report from The Shaw Group outlining the environmental conditions present aboard the USS Yorktown (CV-10).  The report found that the carrier poses no environmental or health hazards to the public or to Charleston Harbor.  The report also stated that the vessel will need to be [...]

Patriots Point Awarded $10,000 for Preservation, Upgrades to USS Laffey

Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum has been awarded a $10,000 grant from the Tin Can Sailors, Inc. for preservation and upgrades to the USS Laffey (DD-724). Funding will be used to climate control the Exhibit Hall and Theater in order to create an environment that can safely exhibit additional artifacts, extend the life expectancy [...]