The Patriots Point Development Authority (PPDA) Board of Directors selected Bennett Hospitality as developer for approximately 50 acres of highland property owned by the PPDA. The decision is subject to the approval of a 99-year lease. Bennett Hospitality is one of the largest locally owned development and real estate companies in Charleston, S.C. In addition, […]
The Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum will be partnering with 1st Marine Division Association during their 67th annual reunion to host a meet and greet event with Marines who fought in World War II, the Korean War and Vietnam. Museum visitors will have a unique opportunity to meet some of our nation’s bravest heroes, […]
The Coastal Carolina Council, Boy Scouts of America has partnered with Patriots Point to host numerous events for local Cub and Boy Scouts. This past weekend, area Cub and Boy Scouts gathered aboard the USS Yorktown to compete in the Etiwan Cup, a District level Championship Pinewood Derby, which consisted of racing miniature cars, hand-crafted by […]
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.
It’s not everyday that one sees a manatee at Patriots Point, but it does happen more than you think. The last couple of summers we have seen frequent almost weekly manatee activity at Patriots Point from our pier and ships. They winter in Florida and move north when the waters warm. Learn more about manatees […]
(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 firstname.lastname@example.org) 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 […]
Today is the birthday of the naval officer who was able to foresee a power 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, who had served at Fort Sumter and under General Johnson […]
South Carolinian Henry Laurens and his son John Laurens both played pivotal roles in the American Revolution. Both father and son’s life histories were influenced by events at Yorktown, Virginia. John Laurens was a descendant of Huguenots, who fled France for religious liberty. He was a wealthy merchant in Charleston, South Carolina and entered the […]