Get a glimpse into the inner workings of an aircraft carrier and the surrounding environment at Patriots Point. Learn about Earth's vital marine ecosystems and American History all while “Walking in the Steps of Heroes.”
Young aviators must protect our nation’s security against enemy combatants using cutting-edge flight simulators in the new Flight Academy aboard the USS YORKTOWN. Your overnight or day trip experience can be fully immersed into this extended program! Visit the Flight Academy page to learn more.
Spend time in our wet lab, getting up close and personal with local fauna. In this shipboard program, you will learn the importance of marine ecosystems, taking an in-depth look at the living and nonliving components.
Enhance your group experience with one of our exclusive tours. Topics range from a behind-the-scenes look at life on an aircraft carrier, to the heroic stories of the captivating machines that once ruled the sea and sky. Join us for a “truly historic” tour!
Patriots Point's new, virtual reality space program Journey to Planet X, allows students to become astronauts and explore the universe like never before.
In this outdoor program, you will explore various aspects of ecology by working in the field just like a scientist. This program features activities that tie-in to real ongoing regional science.
The below activities can be selected as the program that is included in the camping cost. Off-site tours are subject to the companies’ tour schedule.
Length: 2 1/2 hours
To do: Campers take a scenic ride across Charleston Harbor to Fort Sumter National Monument. Campers get to explore the grounds where the Civil War began.
Departs: From Patriots Point
Length: 1 1/2 hours
To do: Campers learn about Charleston’s fascinating history through a live narrative while cruising the gentle waves of her harbor.
Departs: From Patriots Point
Note: Space is limited, and scheduling is subject to the tour’s timeline, so talk to Patriots Point staff about arranging this off-site excursion
More info: Please visit the SpiritLine Cruises website for more details
Experience the awe-inspiring YORKTOWN from a completely unique perspective. Flights ranging from 5-20 minutes over Patriots Point, Charleston Harbor, and surrounding beaches provide breathtaking views from 600 feet.
This 45 minute scavenger hunt will introduce you to many topics! All answers can be found throughout the YORKTOWN’s Hangar Deck, making this a perfect addition to your Patriots Point experience.
Come sit in a moving theater! This five-minute experience will give you the chance to become part of the action. The price for groups is $4 per person, or $5 for individuals.
Our 34’ high climbing wall is a fun-filled challenge for adventure-seekers of all ages – and a great add-on activity for any group for just $5 per person.
The Ship Store, the museum’s gift shop, offers a wide variety of Patriots Point, Ft. Sumter, and Charleston memorabilia. Now offering a 10% discount to all overnight campers (with wristband). It’s located landside of the USS YORKTOWN.
Rent your own personal audio player that will allow you to hear exclusive stories about the ship and her crew, including first-hand WWII Veteran accounts. There are more than 3 1/2 hours of content and 100 points of interest, and only plays what you want to hear.
Prices increase to $79 for a one night stay and $99 for a two night stay during Martin Luther King, Jr. and Presidents’ Day weekends.
Arrive starting at 9:00 a.m. and depart the following morning at 9:00 a.m.
Meals include lunch and dinner on Day 1 and breakfast on Day 2.
Arrive on Day 1 between 4:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. with campers departing berthing no later than 9:00 a.m. on Day 3 (Please note: Friday campers must be onsite no later than 8:00 p.m.)
Meals include breakfast, lunch and dinner on Day 2 and breakfast on Day 3. (Please note: No meals are supplied on Day 1.)
Patriots Point offers a condensed camping package to stay aboard the YORKTOWN for one night.
Arrive starting at 4:00 p.m. and depart the following morning at 9:00 a.m.
Meals include breakfast and a boxed lunch to go.
Please book at least 72 hours in advance.
Ask us about creating your own package. Longer stays are available.