Patriots Point to Host Special Ceremony for Visitors from the First French Town Liberated In WWII, Sainte-Mère-Église

On Sunday, Aug. 31 the Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum will host a special ceremony for 20 French citizens who are visiting Charleston from the Town of Sainte-Mère-Église in Normandy, France. Sainte-Mère-Église was the first French town to be liberated from Nazi Germany by U.S. troops in World War II after D-Day. Several people […]

Tin Can Sailors Visit During Annual Reunion

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The Tin Can Sailors, a national organization for destroyer veterans, visited Patriots Point today as part of their annual reunion.  While onboard the USS YORKTOWN, the group held their annual memorial service.  “It is a memorial for destroyer members who have gone on before us,” said Tin Can Sailors Executive Director Terry Miller.  Members tossed […]

Patriots Point Selects Bennett Hospitality as Developer of Waterfront Property

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, […]

Bringing history to life: 1st Marine Division Meet and Greet

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Wednesday, the Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum hosted a Meet and Greet event with six 1st Marine Division veterans. Three of the Marines fought in Vietnam, two fought in the Korean War, and one fought in World War II. Each of the men sat down and fielded questions from a crowd of people who […]

WWII Vets Invited to Attend Spirit of ’45 Day Express Stopover

The Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum is inviting all World War II veterans and their families aboard the USS YORKTOWN on Tuesday, July 29, to take part in a special Spirit of ’45 Day Express Tour stopover. The Spirit of ’45 Express is part of a national campaign, supported by the Navy League, designed […]

Operation Summer Camp Underway At Patriots Point

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The smiles from children participating in the City of North Charleston’s summer camp helped brighten what started out as a rainy day at the Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum. This week, more than 800 kids will climb aboard the USS YORKTOWN, USS LAFFEY and USS CLAMAGORE to learn about science and history.  The summer […]

USS LAFFEY Crew Reunites Onboard Their Former Ship

Several former crew members of the USS LAFFEY are back onboard their former ship.  The men will be spending the next few days walking in the footsteps of their past at Patriots Point. The LAFFEY, nicknamed the “The Ship That Would Not Die”, is the most decorated WWII-era destroyer still in existence, and one of […]

Dying Sailor Returns To His Youth One Last Time

If I die young bury me in satin Lay me down on a bed of roses Sink me in the river at dawn Send me away with the words of a love song In a sense we all die young. Even those who live a full human span can tell you how quickly life has […]

USS Laffey Attacked! 65 years ago today…

One day after Yorktown’s birthday, 16 April marks the 65 anniversary of the Japanese attack on the USS Laffey (DD-724)…when I first arrived at Patriots Point I was talking with a gentleman one day on the Laffey. We were back by the aft 5 inch guns and he told me that was these guns were […]

Breaking News at Patriots Point – Laffey finds a new home!

Just released on the Patriots Point web site it has been announced that the USS Laffey will be moving to a new berth on Shem Creek. Mount Pleasant town officials are overjoyed at the move of the Laffey to the prominent tourist destination of seafood restaurants located on Shem Creek. Local restaurant developer To Kayo […]