Patriots Point Development Authority Announces Addition to Board of Directors

South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley has approved a recommendation from the state’s head of military operations, Major General Robert E. Livingston, Jr., to appoint Richard Wilkerson, former chairman and president of Michelin North America, to the Patriots Point Development Authority’s (PPDA) Board of Directors. “Richard, with his vast experience as former President of Michelin North […]

Patriots Point to Examine Struggle for African-American Team that Changed the Landscape of Youth Baseball in the Lowcountry

On Thursday, February 11, Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum will host a free symposium to remember the impact of Charleston’s Cannon Street YMCA All-Stars team (the only non-white Little League team in South Carolina in 1955) and their journey to the Little League World Series amidst the struggle for civil rights in South Carolina […]

Collins Engineers Release Structural Report On The USS YORKTOWN

MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. – After more than 40 years of resting in the salty waters of Charleston Harbor, it has been determined that the USS Yorktown is in relatively great shape structurally. On Friday, Jan. 16 a representative from Collins Engineering told the Patriots Point Development Authority’s Board of Directors that it would cost an […]

USS Yorktown CV-10 Association Accepting Scholarship Applications for Fall 2015

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Mt. Pleasant, S.C. – The USS Yorktown CV-10 Association is accepting applications for their 2015 scholarship program. Two scholarships are offered; one for a descendant of a USS Yorktown Crew Member, and one for a high school student enrolled in Charleston, Berkeley or Dorchester County, South Carolina. The Scholarships will be awarded to students who […]

Patriots Point Invites Visitors To Pay What They Can Jan. 3 & 4

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Mount Pleasant, S.C. – Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum will ask visitors to name their own admission price during the first weekend of 2015, January 3 and 4. This will be the fourth year the museum has offered a “Pay-What-You-Can” weekend. Instead of paying the standard admission and parking fees, guests are able to […]

Vietnam Experience Exhibit to Open November 8

The Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum is using state-of-the-art technology to bring the history of the Vietnam War to life in a new two and one-half acre Vietnam Experience Exhibit. The new exhibit opens on Saturday, Nov. 8. It features more than a dozen components that simulate life during wartime in a “Brown Water […]

Work continues on schedule for new Vietnam Experience exhibit

Efforts to create a more inclusive and interactive Vietnam Experience exhibit are well underway at Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum.   The new exhibit is on schedule to open in November. It will include replicas of a Vietnam-era U.S. Navy advanced tactical support base (Brown Water Navy) and a U.S. Marine Corps artillery firebase. The […]

Now open: The Fighting Lady Cafe

Come enjoy an all new dining option while aboard the USS YORKTOWN.  The Fighting Lady Cafe is now open and serving lunch Monday – Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.    Menu options include: appetizers, sandwiches, salads, barbecue platters and a choice of several desserts. The cafe is air conditioned and offers table-side service.

All systems go for launch of the new Apollo 8 Mission Exhibit at Patriots Point

The Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum is taking visitors on a ride to the moon in a all new interactive and immersive Apollo 8 Mission Exhibit.   The immersive capsule experience opened Sunday, July 20th, the 45th anniversary of the Apollo 11’s landing on the moon. While on their simulated trip into space, guests inside […]

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 […]