Kids day out in Patriots Point Naval and Maritime MuseumTagged as indoor, museum
40 Patriots Point Road
Mount Pleasant SC
About Patriots Point Naval and Maritime Museum
The history of Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum began in the summer of 1975 when the legendary aircraft carrier USS Yorktown appeared on the horizon of Charleston Harbor. A few months later, the USS Yorktown was dedicated as the first ship of the Naval & Maritime Museum on the 200th birthday of the United States Navy. Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum was officially opened to the public on January 3, 1976.
Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum would become one of the largest museums of its kind in the world with the addition of other Historic Landmark ships like the destroyer USS Laffey, known as “The Ship That Would Not Die”, the Balao class submarine Clamagore and the Treasury class Coast Guard cutter Ingham (the Ingham would later move to the Miami Dade Historical Maritime Museum in 2009).
Priceless war planes used during wars and conflicts spanning from WWII to Desert Storm are featured aboard the Yorktown's 40,000 square foot hangar bay and atop the 888 foot flight deck. Patriots Point is also the home of the Congressional Medal of Honor Society and their official Medal of Honor Museum with tons of interactive exhibits.