5 Reasons to Visit Patriots Point this Fall

Whether you’re a first-time visitor or an annual member, there are so many reasons to visit Patriots Point. Here are our top five for fall: 1.  More History Bang for Your Buck— Get more out of your visit with a personal audio tour. You’ll hear exclusive stories about the ship and her crew, including first-hand accounts […]

First Responder shares his memories at 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony

Two-hundred people came for a 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony on the USS Yorktown last Friday to remember the lives lost in the terrorist attacks on our country 14 years ago.  Nearly 3,000 people were killed in the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Centers in New York City and the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., along with the […]

Bringing Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum to life

In today’s world, guests to Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum want to learn about the history of our fleet and the artifacts on display in exciting and engaging ways.  To this end, we have created interactive exhibits like the Apollo 8 exhibit on the USS Yorktown and the Mount 53 Experience on the USS […]

Patriots Point to host National Aviation Day event to honor “World’s Greatest Pilot” with USS Yorktown screening of “Flying the Feathered Edge: The Bob Hoover Project”

On Wednesday, August 19, the Patriots Point Naval and Maritime Museum will host a special screening of Flying the Feathered Edge: The Bob Hoover Project, which shares the incredible story of legendary aviator Bob Hoover, as part of a celebration of National Aviation Day. Flying the Feathered Edge: The Bob Hoover Project honors Robert A. […]

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

FLIGHT DECK TICKETS NOW SOLD OUT! Tickets to view the Patriots Point Fourth of July Fireworks Blast aboard the historic USS Yorktown’s flight deck are now SOLD OUT!!!  You are still welcome to bring your chairs and watch the event landside of our museum. The museum’s Independence Day celebration is considered one of the country’s most […]

Medal of Honor Museum to close a week for upgrades

The Medal of Honor Museum located onboard the USS Yorktown will be closed from Sunday, May 10 through Sunday, May 17, 2015.  This closure is necessary to perform software and hardware upgrades to exhibits throughout the museum.  The Medal of Honor Museum is scheduled to re-open on Monday, May 18, 2015 at 9 a.m. This […]

Battle of Okinawa Memorial Held 70 Years After Kamikaze Attack on USS Laffey

On Thursday, April 16, 2015, seven World War II veterans who served in the Okinawa campaign assembled on the fantail of the USS Yorktown overlooking the USS Laffey to remember their brothers who gave the ultimate sacrifice during the Battle of Okinawa.  From April 1 to June 22, 1945, more than 12,000 American lives were […]

Large audience comes to see Heroes of Iwo Jima: 70 Years Later

Hundreds attended the Heroes of Iwo Jima Symposium onboard the USS Yorktown on Thursday, March 5, 2015 to hear a first-hand account from three veterans who served in that iconic battle. Hershel “Woody” Williams, USMC is the last surviving Medal of Honor recipient to have been awarded that honor for valor in the Battle of […]

Hundreds attend Black History Month Symposium

Over 400 people attended the Boys of Liberty Hill Symposium hosted at Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum on Friday, February 6, 2015 as part of Black History Month.  The insightful panelists shared their experiences with the issues of desegregation and military service during the 1960s–a difficult time for the African-American community played out against […]