Patriots Point Development Authority Announces Addition to Board of Directors

South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley has approved a recommendation from the state’s head of military operations, Major General Robert E. Livingston, Jr., to appoint Richard Wilkerson, former chairman and president of Michelin North America, to the Patriots Point Development Authority’s (PPDA) Board of Directors. “Richard, with his vast experience as former President of Michelin North […]

Patriots Point to Examine Struggle for African-American Team that Changed the Landscape of Youth Baseball in the Lowcountry

On Thursday, February 11, Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum will host a free symposium to remember the impact of Charleston’s Cannon Street YMCA All-Stars team (the only non-white Little League team in South Carolina in 1955) and their journey to the Little League World Series amidst the struggle for civil rights in South Carolina […]

Pearl Harbor Memorial Service to be held on the USS YORKTOWN

The Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum will host a memorial service on Monday, Dec. 7th for the 74th anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.  The free ceremony will begin at 11:00 a.m. inside the recently updated theater aboard the historic WWII aircraft carrier the USS YORKTOWN.  The service, organized together with Mt. […]

Patriots Point to Host Symposium on the Korean War Battle of Chosin Reservoir

The Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum will commemorate the 65th anniversary of the most well-known battle in the Korean War, the Battle of Chosin Reservoir, with a free 90-minute symposium on Thursday, December 3rd at 7:30 p.m. aboard the USS YORKTOWN. A panel that includes three South Carolina U.S. Marine veterans who fought in […]

Patriots Point to Offer Free Admission to Veterans on Veterans Day

To honor their service to our country, all veterans will be admitted free of charge to Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum on Veterans Day (November 11).  Free admission is made possible by a gift from the SunTrust Foundation. Earlier this year, Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum was designated as an official Regional Site […]

USS YORKTOWN Foundation Launches New Text-to-Give Donation Initiative

The Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum’s fundraising partner, the USS YORKTOWN Foundation, is making it easier for potential donors to give tax-deductible gifts by offering a new text-to-give service. Instead of giving cash or checks,  those wishing to support educational programs and the development of the museum’s master plan, can text the word “HEROES” […]

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. […]