Walk in the steps of heroes at Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum, home of the USS YORKTOWN, and South Carolina’s most unique attraction. With fresh exhibits, educational programming and other one-of-a-kind events, Patriots Point is the only Charleston-area historic attraction that offers exciting new experiences all year long. It appeals to visitors of all ages and gives everyone a hands-on glimpse of maritime and military life aboard a true piece of American history. Whether you are a visitor or a local, a military veteran or a family on vacation, at Patriots Point there is always a NEW way to walk in the steps of heroes.
Museum Exhibits and Activities
– 3 Vessels (Aircraft Carrier USS YORKTOWN, Destroyer USS LAFFEY, Submarine USS CLAMAGORE)
– 28 Historic Aircraft
– 3 Acre Vietnam Experience Exhibit
– Apollo 8 Capsule
– Over 40 Interactive Exhibits – our newest exhibits include the LAFFEY Combat Information Center and engine room and the Vietnam Experience Quonset Hut and Theater
– Audio Tours
– Various Guided Tours
– Flight Simulators
– Helicopter Rides
We offer special rates to groups of 10 or more, every day of the week. Group rates vary depending on the age of the group members and whether any tours are purchased. We offer both day group programs and overnight youth camping programs.
The USS YORKTOWN Flight Deck, Hangar Deck and certain pier-level exhibits are accessible to those with mobility challenges.
Patriots Point is conveniently located just minutes from downtown Charleston, I-26, and US 17; and 15 minutes from the Charleston International Airport.