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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

Patriots Point to Host Special Ceremony for Visitors from the First French Town Liberated In WWII, Sainte-Mère-Église

On Sunday, Aug. 31 the Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum will host a special ceremony for 20 French citizens who are visiting Charleston from the Town of Sainte-Mère-Église in Normandy, France. Sainte-Mère-Église was the first French town to be liberated from Nazi Germany by U.S. troops in World War II after D-Day. Several people […]

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 […]

First Naval Air Intercept Radar 1941

Beginning on 01 August 1941 a specially modified Lockheed Electra XJO-3 had an AI-10 microwave radar installed for airborne testing. The radar was developed by Radiation Laboratory from MIT and flight tests were made out of Boston Airport. The radar included a PPI (Plan Position Indicator) for display and during testing aircraft were detected at […]

Das Boot Event At Patriots Point, 17-19 July

As part of the “do Deutsch” series of events on German culture and language organized by the German missions and the Goethe-Institut locations in the United States, the film Das Boot: 30th Anniversary Director’s Cut and a combined guided submarine tour  will take place at Patriots Point on July 17th, 18th, and 19th. Each date […]