Patriots Point to Host Symposium on the Korean War Battle of Chosin Reservoir

The Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum will commemorate the 65th anniversary of the most well-known battle in the Korean War, the Battle of Chosin Reservoir, with a free 90-minute symposium on Thursday, December 3rd at 7:30 p.m. aboard the USS YORKTOWN. A panel that includes three South Carolina U.S. Marine veterans who fought in […]

Patriots Point to Offer Free Admission to Veterans on Veterans Day

To honor their service to our country, all veterans will be admitted free of charge to Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum on Veterans Day (November 11).  Free admission is made possible by a gift from the SunTrust Foundation. Earlier this year, Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum was designated as an official Regional Site […]

USS YORKTOWN Foundation Launches New Text-to-Give Donation Initiative

The Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum’s fundraising partner, the USS YORKTOWN Foundation, is making it easier for potential donors to give tax-deductible gifts by offering a new text-to-give service. Instead of giving cash or checks,  those wishing to support educational programs and the development of the museum’s master plan, can text the word “HEROES” […]

5 Reasons to Visit Patriots Point this Fall

Whether you’re a first-time visitor or an annual member, there are so many reasons to visit Patriots Point. Here are our top five for fall: 1.  More History Bang for Your Buck— Get more out of your visit with a personal audio tour. You’ll hear exclusive stories about the ship and her crew, including first-hand accounts […]

Patriots Point Panel to Discuss Green Berets’ Secret Use of Tribesmen During War

On Friday, August 14th, at 7 p.m. the Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum will host a symposium in which Vietnam War veterans who served as Green Berets in the Army’s Special Forces unit will discuss how the United States came to rely on oppressed tribe people known as Montagnards to help fight the North […]

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

FLIGHT DECK TICKETS NOW SOLD OUT! Tickets to view the Patriots Point Fourth of July Fireworks Blast aboard the historic USS Yorktown’s flight deck are now SOLD OUT!!!  You are still welcome to bring your chairs and watch the event landside of our museum. The museum’s Independence Day celebration is considered one of the country’s most […]

Battle of Okinawa Memorial Held 70 Years After Kamikaze Attack on USS Laffey

On Thursday, April 16, 2015, seven World War II veterans who served in the Okinawa campaign assembled on the fantail of the USS Yorktown overlooking the USS Laffey to remember their brothers who gave the ultimate sacrifice during the Battle of Okinawa.  From April 1 to June 22, 1945, more than 12,000 American lives were […]

‘Welcome Home Party You Never Got’ for Vietnam Veterans

Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum and the USS Yorktown Foundation welcome all Vietnam veterans, and those who wish to honor their service, to The Welcome Home Party You Never Got on April 24th, 2015 from 7:00-10:30 PM.  It will be an opportunity to celebrate our Vietnam veterans and thank them for their service to this country. […]

Hundreds attend Black History Month Symposium

Over 400 people attended the Boys of Liberty Hill Symposium hosted at Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum on Friday, February 6, 2015 as part of Black History Month.  The insightful panelists shared their experiences with the issues of desegregation and military service during the 1960s–a difficult time for the African-American community played out against […]