The War of 1812 Tall Ship LYNX “America’s Privateer” to Visit Charleston!

On Saturday, Nov. 17, the War of 1812 Tall Ship LYNX “America’s Privateer” will sail into Charleston Harbor Resort & Marina – located next to the USS Yorktown!  The historic ship will be available for the public to visit November 17-December 12. Lynx is an interpretation of an actual privateer named Lynx built by Thomas Kemp [...]

Talks Underway for Three-Year Extension of Carrier Classic Aboard USS Yorktown

The Morale Entertainment Foundation (MEF) and Patriots Point, home of the USS Yorktown, have begun talks to reach a three-year extension of their agreement to hold the annual Carrier Classic college basketball doubleheader on the flight deck of the highly decorated ship, now a museum. Discussions for next year’s Carrier Classic, which would once again [...]

USS Yorktown Association to Host Second Annual ‘Run for the Yorktown 5K’

This Saturday, the USS Yorktown Association will host their second annual Veterans Day 5K. Last year, runners began the race with a bang as we fired an anti-tank gun at the starting line.  This year, the race will begin with a flyover by an AT-6 Texan Warbird.  The race will continue down Patriots Point Road, [...]

USS Yorktown Association to Sell Discounted Tickets to Carrier Classic

Ticket Sale to Benefit Patriots Point Institute of History, Science and Technology With the 2012 Walmart Carrier Classic just days away, the USS Yorktown (CV-10) Association has announced they will sell a limited number of tickets at a 40% discounted rate of $300 each.  The tickets are good for both the men’s and women’s basketball [...]

Patriots Point to Honor Veterans, Families Nov. 12

In honor of Veterans Day and those who have served as members of our armed forces, Patriots Point will offer free admission for all veterans and their families all day on Monday, November 12. A $5 per vehicle parking fee will still apply. “We are grateful for the patriotism and courage shown by the servicemen [...]

Patriots Point Development Authority Board Approves Three-Year Business Plan

The Patriots Point Development Authority (PPDA) Board has approved a Three-Year Business Plan to increase attendance and revenue over the next three years. This plan will allow the museum to take the programmatic and project actions necessary to restore its ships, develop new programs and exhibits, and to repay debt obligations. “Our Three-Year Business Plan [...]

Girl Scouts: Make It YOUR Journey

Join us aboard the USS Yorktown! Register Today! Experience your Journey’s like you never have before!  Join us aboard the USS Yorktown and have your world, your planet, and your story come to life in our one of a kind Education Center.  Become a gardener, an eco-expert, or even an inventor! Each program will last [...]

Dedication Ceremony Honors Those Who Gave Lives, Served With Distinction

Eileen Owen grew up hearing stories about her father, AX 1st Class James I. Pratt, a sonar operator and member of the USS Yorktown’s Helicopter Antisubmarine Squadron 4. “[My family] said he was a very loving and attentive father,” she said. “While some men wanted to go out and do ‘guy things,’ he really enjoyed [...]

USS Yorktown Association Hosts 64th Annual Reunion

A visit to Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum is more than just an opportunity to explore historic ships including the USS YORKTOWN, USS LAFFEY and USS CLAMAGORE; it’s a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to meet and walk in the footsteps of heroes who served. Rev. Harold Syfrett is an example of one such hero. Syfrett grew [...]