American Veterans Traveling Tribute Vietnam Memorial Wall Coming to Patriots Point

The largest traveling replica of the iconic Vietnam Memorial Wall will be on display at the Patriots Point Naval & Maritime museum Oct. 9-12. The 360-foot long, eight-foot tall American Veterans Traveling Tribute (AVTT) Wall is 80 percent scale of the memorial in Washington D.C. It contains the names of every one of the 58,272 […]

Patriots Point to Honor Victims of 9/11 with Special Remembrance Ceremony

On Thursday, Sept. 11 at 8:45 a.m. Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum will hold a ceremony in remembrance of the nearly 3,000 men, women and children who were murdered 13 years ago in the tragic terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and aboard United Airlines Flight 93. The free ceremony will […]

Town of Sainte-Mere-Eglise, France visits Patriots Point

On Sunday, August 31 onboard the USS YORKTOWN, the mayor of Sainte-Mère-Église, Jean Quétier was presented a key to the Town of Mt. Pleasant by councilman Elton Carrier. Councilman Carrier also issued a proclamation announcing August 31, 2014 as the Town of Sainte-Mère-Église Day. The French town was the first to be liberated from Nazi […]

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 […]