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 […]

Patriots Point Panel to Discuss Green Berets’ Secret Use of Tribesmen During War

On Friday, August 14th, at 7 p.m. the Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum will host a symposium in which Vietnam War veterans who served as Green Berets in the Army’s Special Forces unit will discuss how the United States came to rely on oppressed tribe people known as Montagnards to help fight the North […]

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 […]

Patriots Point opens anticipated Vietnam Experience exhibit

On Saturday, November 8 the Vietnam Experience exhibit opened at Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum.  Vietnam veterans were offered free admission on both Saturday and Sunday and hundreds came to see the new exhibit.  About 10 Vietnam veterans each day were on hand to talk with visitors about their experiences; they were stationed throughout […]

Vietnam Veterans Featured in “We Gotta Get Out of This Place” Music Video

Friday, November 7th Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum released a music video that features Vietnam veterans performing The Animals’ “We Gotta Get Out of This Place”. The song was one of the most requested songs by United States Armed Forces stationed in South Vietnam in 1965. Click here to watch the video.

Former CH-46 Sea Knight pilot lends expertise to Vietnam Experience Exhibit

When Joe Caruso joined the Marines in 1968 on an aviation contract, he had never even seen an airplane. Three years later, he was piloting a CH-46 Sea Knight helicopter as part of the last operational squadron in Vietnam, HMM-164.  “We were the quick reactionary force pulled in to transport the South Vietnamese forces during […]

Work continues on schedule for new Vietnam Experience exhibit

Efforts to create a more inclusive and interactive Vietnam Experience exhibit are well underway at Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum.   The new exhibit is on schedule to open in November. It will include replicas of a Vietnam-era U.S. Navy advanced tactical support base (Brown Water Navy) and a U.S. Marine Corps artillery firebase. The […]

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 […]

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 […]

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


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 […]