Patriots Point offers educational programs on board the USS YORKTOWN and is available for groups of 10 or more.

  • History & Science

    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.”

  • Aviation

    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.

  • Marine Science

    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.

  • VIP Tours

    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!

  • Virtual Reality Space Mission

    Patriots Point's new, virtual reality space program Journey to Planet X, allows students to become astronauts and explore the universe like never before.


    Gear up and get ready for a fun-filled rock climbing challenge. Our outdoor climbing wall is 34 feet high and is a great activity for adventure-seekers.


Enhance your Patriots Point visit with any of these additional activities. Prices vary per experience, so please contact Group Sales or call (843) 884-2727 for 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.


    Take home the memory by adding a group photo to your reservation! Each person will receive a 6 x 8” photo of the group. A discount is available if purchased in advance.


    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.

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Honor and Educate

The USS YORKTOWN Foundation's mission is simple—to honor and educate. Your support cultivates a unique learning environment that connects generations. We’re celebrating America’s history and its heroes to inspire freedom, patriotism, leadership and service.

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