Patriots Point adds 1967 CH-46D Helicopter

This past weekend, Patriots Point received a Vietnam-era 1967 Marine Corps CH-46D helicopter as is the newest addition to Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum’s Vietnam Naval Support Base exhibit. The addition of this aircraft is part of the expansion and revitalization of the newly announced Vietnam Experience Exhibit, beginning construction in June. The CH-46D […]

DOD Partnership Announced; Vietnam Exhibit Expansion Underway

Starting this month, Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum is honoring the 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War by kicking off its major expansion of the Vietnam Naval Support Base exhibit. The new Vietnam Experience Exhibit fits alongside Patriots Point announcement that it has been named a Commemorative Partner of the Department of Defense for […]

Chas Food Film Festival Kicks off on YORKTOWN Flight Deck

This Thursday, April 24th, the Charleston Food Film Festival kicks off the Charleston Food Film Festival at Patriots Point on the USS YORKTOWN’s flight deck. The three-day Festival’s special opening night event, The Kings of Barbecue presented by Sticky Fingers Smokehouse, will include an exclusive screening of The Kings of BBQ Barbecue Kuwait, in which World Champion pitmasters cook up […]

‘Paws at the Point’ Invites Canines to Patriots Point

RAIN OR SHINE: Calling all dogs– Save the date! Patriots Point is partnering with the Charleston Animal Society for: Paws at the Point Saturday, April 19th 10:00-2:00 pm All families who bring a dog to the event will receive free admission for 1 adult and 1 child to Patriots Point. That includes touring areas of […]

Patriots Point Launches Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign, Lights Yorktown Pink

Patriots Point will dedicate the month of October to promote breast cancer awareness through their campaign, “The Fighting Lady is in The Fight.” Starting October 1st, the USS Yorktown will be illuminated pink at night.  All month employees and visitors will be encouraged to support the campaign through dropping donations in the pink donation boxes […]

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.