Flight 93 Co-pilot’s Wife to Speak at 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony

Melodie Homer, wife of United Airlines Flight 93 co-pilot LeRoy Homer, will be the guest speaker at Patriots Point’s 9-11 remembrance ceremony September 6th.  Flight 93 had 33 passengers and seven crew members on board, all who died as a result of the hijacking and crash near Shanksville, Pennsylvania September 11, 2001. The commission that […]

The First Air Admiral

Rear Admiral William Adger Moffett, The Father of Naval Aviation Today is the birthday of the naval officer who was able to foresee a powerful air arm of the United States Navy. William Adger Moffett was born in Charleston, South Carolina, on 31 October 1869. He was the son of Confederate Captain George Hall Moffett, […]

Great Egret Tangos With Spottail Bass At Patriots Point

Everyday as our guests walk down the pier to the ships at Patriots Point, they often are able to take in the wonders of nature living here, on and in Charleston Harbor. From manatees, otters, alligators, to all types of wildlife, birds and fish…yesterday I watched an odd type of tango between a Great Egret […]

Patriots Point Volunteer Profile: Ned Montgomery

Our volunteer profile for September is on Ned Montgomery. Ned grew up in Mount Pleasant, SC…so he is one of our few natives on Yorktown. His father, Lieutenant Colonel Hampden Eugene Montgomery Jr., was a career Army officer.

CrossFit Garage Games On Yorktown’s Flightdeck Saturday

This weekend will see the first South Carolina Garage Games series event hosted by CrossFit Integrity. This CrossFit event will be a two-day competition held in Charleston, South Carolina on September 24-25, 2011.

Medal of Honor Museum at Patriots Point

I touch the day, I taste the light, I remember – W. S. Merwin When the Medal of Honor Museum opened to the public in May of 2007, a new interactive world of exhibits was placed onboard the USS Yorktown. This small world enables connections and memory to take over. The caption on the image […]

Das Boot Event At Patriots Point, 17-19 July

As part of the “do Deutsch” series of events on German culture and language organized by the German missions and the Goethe-Institut locations in the United States, the film Das Boot: 30th Anniversary Director’s Cut and a combined guided submarine tour  will take place at Patriots Point on July 17th, 18th, and 19th. Each date […]

Launch’em At Patriots Point

(Are you interested in making a reservation for a helicopter ride at Patriots Point?  Pee Dee Helicopters operates out of Patriots Point and they can be reached directly  at 843-373-8011/info@peedeeheli.com) While flight operations have long since ceased from the flight deck of the “Fighting Lady,” weekends at Patriots Point now find visitors with the option of […]

Fort Sumter bombardment begins, 12 April 1861

  Confederate forces under Brigadier General Beauregard began the bombardment of Fort Sumter in Charleston Harbor this morning at 4:30 AM.  Confederate guns fired from Fort Johnson and several batteries on James Island, batteries on Morris Island, Fort Moultrie and batteries on Sullivan’s Island, a floating battery off the end of the island and a […]

Mount Pleasant Almost Starts "The War"

In April 1861, war clouds gathered over Charleston Harbor as Major Robert Anderson, commanding the United States garrison at Fort Sumter, waited to be resupplied or evacuated. Charleston Harbor had been heavily fortified by Confederate Brigadier-General Pierre Beauregard and he had been ordered by the Confederate War Department in Montgomery, Alabama, to allow no resupply […]