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Planning Your Visit During the Pandemic

Mayci Rechner Feb 25, 2022

Whether you’re planning a vacation or stay-cation, Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum should be on the top of your itinerary. We are proud to share more than 1,000,000 square feet of exhibits, including the USS Yorktown, USS Laffey and Vietnam Experience. Reservations are not required, but we encourage visitors to utilize touch-less ticketing. Buying tickets online allows visitors to skip the line at the ticket window. Even if your plans change, all online tickets can be used within a year of purchase.

Feel confident in your visit with our enhanced safety measures. Expansive spaces make social distancing easy and signage throughout Patriots Point encourages visitors to keep six feet apart. The museum also utilizes ultraviolet light air purifiers to sanitize the air in climate-controlled exhibits. The custodial staff works to ensure public areas are cleaned, and more than a dozen hand sanitizing stations are located throughout the museum ships, gift shop, and Vietnam Experience.

If you are looking to go “behind the scenes” and in areas not included in self-guided admission, consider adding a guided Captain’s Tour to your plan. Click here for more information and to check availability.

Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum is open every day from 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.  Our ticketing office closes daily at 5 p.m.


Operation Overnight, the program that allows groups to sleep aboard the historic USS Yorktown is booking now! The program is currently operating at less than 50% capacity. Assigned berthing (sleeping) areas are limited to members of the same group and are sanitized between reservations.


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12 thoughts on “Planning Your Visit During the Pandemic

  1. Edwin C Divine says:

    Does the daily ticket price allow unlimited on/off reentry to the Yorktown? Or is it just good for one entry? We are planning a visit next week.

    1. Mayci Rechner says:

      Hello Edwin,
      Our tickets are good for one day admission. You are welcome to come and go throughout at day, just make sure you hold on to your ticket for reentry to the museum. We look forward to your visit!

  2. Laribel Gonzalez says:

    Hello I’m coming from Virginia with my family and I’d like to know if you’ll be open on December 25th 2021

    1. Mayci Rechner says:

      Hello Laribel, We are not open on Christmas Day. We are open from 10 AM- 3:30 PM on the 24th and 9 AM- 5 PM on the 26th.

  3. Robert Smith says:

    Hello. Is the submarine USS Clamagore currently open for touring? If not, when do you expect to reopen it? Thank you.

    1. Mayci Rechner says:

      Hello Robert, Yes the Clamagore is currently open for touring.

  4. Bre says:

    Hi are masked required?

    1. Mayci Rechner says:

      Hello, masks are recommended but not required.

  5. Samantha Day says:

    A group of senior adults would like to experience this. However, we are a group of 4, not ten. Your group size is 10, but would you accept a smaller group size? Thank you!

    1. Mayci Rechner says:

      Hi Samantha, Are you referring to Operation Overnight? At this time the experience is only open to groups of 10+. We hope to offer a family weekend in the future to allow smaller groups to participate. We will share that information on our website and social media pages when details are finalized.

  6. LISA SHOOK says:

    are dogs allowed

    1. Mayci Rechner says:

      Hello Lisa,
      Only service dogs are allowed in our museum.

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