Taking a walk down memory lane, a former sailor retraces his steps after 60 years

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The sailors have been replaced by tourists, the bomb elevator replaced by one that now carries only families, but for Allan Eisenecker much of the USS YORKTOWN remains as it was more than 62 years ago, when he walked aboard the ship while serving in the U.S. Navy in the 1950’s. “I was a Machinist’s […]

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 […]

Now open: The Fighting Lady Cafe

Come enjoy an all new dining option while aboard the USS YORKTOWN.  The Fighting Lady Cafe is now open and serving lunch Monday – Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.    Menu options include: appetizers, sandwiches, salads, barbecue platters and a choice of several desserts. The cafe is air conditioned and offers table-side service.

All systems go for launch of the new Apollo 8 Mission Exhibit at Patriots Point

The Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum is taking visitors on a ride to the moon in a all new interactive and immersive Apollo 8 Mission Exhibit.   The immersive capsule experience opened Sunday, July 20th, the 45th anniversary of the Apollo 11’s landing on the moon. While on their simulated trip into space, guests inside […]

Patriots Point to Host 3rd Annual Teacher Recertification Professional Development Program

As part of its new Blended Learning Initiative, the Patriots Point Institute of History, Science and Technology (PPIHST) is excited to host the third annual Teacher’s Recertification Professional Development Program on board the USS Yorktown.  Registration is available online now.  The two-day program is designed to inform, engage and inspire educators through a series of […]

Patriots Point Launches New Audio Tour Onboard the USS YORKTOWN

The Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum is now offering an audio tour that further enhances the USS YORKTOWN experience by bringing memories of the ship to life. The $6 tour includes unique and detailed descriptions of more than 110 exhibits.  The commentary includes interviews from veterans who served on the USS YORKTOWN and pilots […]

Fun & Adventure in the Flight Academy Summer Camp

Flying a F-35B fighter jet is no easy task, just ask any one of the dozen or so 11-15 year olds who have been learning to fly the aircraft in the Patriots Point Flight Academy all week. The young pilots in the academy train through a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) based program.  The […]

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 […]

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 […]