PREPARING FOR THE FOURTH OF JULY FIREWORKS BLAST

Excitement is building over this year’s Fourth of July Fireworks Blast at the Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum.  In addition to spending the holiday amongst some of the nation’s most historic warships, guests will also enjoy the most magnificent fireworks display in the Lowcountry. Patriots Point is offering two different viewing areas – the […]

Tickets to Patriots Point’s Fourth of July Fireworks Blast Now on Sale

Celebrate the Fourth of July on board one of the most historic warships in the United States, the USS YORKTOWN on the Charleston Harbor at Patriots Point.  Tickets for the Fourth of July Blast are now being sold on the Patriots Point Naval and Maritime Museum’s website www.patriotspoint.org. This year Patriots Point is offering two […]

Letters from the Front Memorial Day Observance

On May 26, 2014 Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum will observe Memorial Day with a special event titled: “Letters from the Front” USS YORKTOWN, Hangar Bay III 9:30 AM-10:30 AM The public is invited to bring and read aloud authentic letters written by and for service men and women killed in the line of […]

Hundreds of SC Social Studies Teachers Hold Conference at Patriots Point

More than 300 social studies teachers from around South Carolina will gather at Patriots Point this week for the South Carolina Council for the Social Studies annual fall conference.  The teachers, who represent schools all across the state, will be on board the USS Yorktown Thursday September 26th – Saturday September 28th. The teachers will […]

Video Thursday: John Philip Sousa

Next week on Veterans Day the Charleston Community Band will be performing at Patriots Point at 2 PM and I would not be surprised to hear some  of the below pieces. Enjoy these videos and come on out for our Veterans Day concert! The first march we’ll listen to is the Semper Fidelis March. Next […]

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, […]

Carolina's First Ship With Colonists: Adventure

Lots of sights can be seen from the flight deck of Yorktown at Patriots Point…dolphins, manatees, alligators, C-17′s, Blue Angels, the Hunley…but today a replica of the proprietary colony of Carolina’s first sailing vessel could be see from our World War II aircraft carrier’s flight deck. Above is a replica of Adventure, a 17th century […]

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 […]

Video Thursday Air Expo Charleston 2011

Today we’ll see videos that will pump us up for the Air Expo at Joint Base Charleston this Saturday. The Air Force Thunderbirds are our first video as we see a preview of their aerial skill… Here’s Bill Walsh, TV Weatherman extraordinaire from WCSC TV, who is also an Air Force Reservist talking about the […]

What is a knot? Part II

The use of the term knot goes back to the day of sailing ships. Sailors would toss over a “Dutch log” which had a line attached with knots tied into it at intervals. Through trial and error, seamen found that the 28-second sand glass would do the best job and you didn’t want more time, […]