Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum

History Museum, Boat or Ferry, and Other Great Outdoors
Mt. Pleasant
  • Alain B.
    "Great great day to visit submarine, USS Laffey and USS Yorktown."(2 Tips)
    James M.
    "actual 1943 aircraft carrier."(2 Tips)
    Southeastern T.
    "... and front of the Laffey."(2 Tips)
    Smithsonian Channel
    "recovery vessel for Apollo"(2 Tips)
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  • James M.
    James MartinJanuary 12, 2015
    Well worth the $20 entry! There's not many places where you can board an actual 1943 aircraft carrier. The thing is huge! Plenty of areas are left open for the public - fantastic experience.
  • WannaSee I.
    WannaSee ItAllJuly 9, 2011
    We think this is the best naval museum around so much history inside the USS Yorktown. Make sure to follow the number tours so you don't miss anything and make available half a day of free time
  • Marynificent B.
    Marynificent BradleyAugust 5, 2015
    Don't miss the submarine!! I could have stayed here all day but navigation was a bit treacherous with a 12 month old. Incredible bit of history and technology, would come back just for this.
  • Ryan W.
    Ryan WestenbergerMarch 15, 2016
    Really amazing historical experience. Not many places that you can go to walk on the deck of an aircraft carrier. Staff is extremely friendly and informative. Set aside a few hours!
  • Jonna
    JonnaSeptember 25, 2014
    Don't miss the medal of honor museum. Be aware, there are a lot of ladders and stairs to climb during the tours but it's so worth it!
  • Southeastern T.
    Photo Tip: Take the entrance into Patriots Point by walking through the Charleston Harbor Marina. You'll have plenty of photo ops of the rear of the Yorktown and front of the Laffey.
  • Smithsonian Channel
    Smithsonian ChannelJune 24, 2011
    The USS Yorktown, now a museum ship here, made history in 1968 when it was used as a recovery vessel for Apollo 8, NASA’s first lunar orbital mission. (From Aerial America) Read more
  • Sonnie G.
    Sonnie GeeSeptember 2, 2013
    Get $3 off per person off admission fees. They were able to scan it from the phone as long as you made it big enough.
  • Anita O.
    Anita Owens CarrollNovember 9, 2012
    If you enjoy eating in an unusual setting, don't miss having lunch in the Officer's Mess. It was good, cheap and fun!
  • Jason S.
    Jason SpoonerJuly 5, 2012
    Park across the street at the Charleston College tennis courts, then you don't have to pay to park.
  • Matheus G.
    Matheus GarciaJuly 11, 2015
    A little piece of the American War History. Incredible experience. Be careful with the stairs!
  • Jesse G.
    Jesse GuilloryJune 14, 2010
    As said, great views of the bridge. Take the ferry to Ft. Sumpter but beware, some of the literature around the museum paint a slightly less than objective picture of the civil war.
  • Martin Q.
    Martin QuessenberryMarch 10, 2010
    Great place for the family and one heck of a flight deck with several different aircraft, F-14'S, f-4'S, etc. Gotta check it out if you are in town
  • Gregory P.
    Gregory PittmanJune 30, 2011
    With the addition of a parking fee and raised admission prices and the subtraction of two vessels, Patriots Point is no longer the great place to visit it once was. That's too bad.
  • USS Yorktown @ Patriots Point
    On the lower left hand aft corner of the island on Yorktown is a dent. This was made by a crash of a F-9F Cougar in the mid 1950's.
  • william v.
    william verondaJune 2, 2015
    Great rundown on many WWII carriers. Check out the Vietnam exhibit.
  • Alain B.
    Alain BDecember 14, 2014
    Great great day to visit submarine, USS Laffey and USS Yorktown. Not very busy and lovely weather
  • Jennifer W.
    Jennifer WoodAugust 14, 2015
    The Haunted Tour of the USS Yorktown is a must!!!
  • Mary M.
    Mary MorelliJanuary 31, 2012
    You could spend the whole day here. There's so much to see and learn about.
  • Michael D.
    Michael DriverApril 2, 2013
    Get tickets early for fort sumter tour.
  • Nick T.
    Nick TompkinsJanuary 19, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    Check in here in the morning or late afternoon...beautiful views of the Ravanel Bridge set to a great sunrise/sunset.
  • Waring H.
    Waring HillsFebruary 3, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Dress warmly walking down the pier on cold, windy days!
  • Kaylee S.
    Kaylee SowellAugust 30, 2015
    Everything is awesome
  • Samantha D.
    Great experience
  • Theresa B.
    Theresa BurtJuly 22, 2010
    We took 7 kids and 4 adults on our trip. Youngest was was very hot and not really for this age group.
  • Jeffrey A.
    Jeffrey AllenderAugust 2, 2011
    Dont waste your time coming here unless youre going to dish out 18 bucks per person to look at a ship. You can't even look at it unless you pay. Ridiculous. The ticket lady was a nasty bitch too.
  • Waring H.
    Waring HillsJanuary 13, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Click here for the museum web site! Read more
  • Maggie K.
    Maggie KateDecember 29, 2010
    Beautiful @ sunset time!
  • William B.
    William BonillaSeptember 1, 2014
    El tour es bueno y barato para conocer el fortsummer
  • William B.
    William BonillaSeptember 1, 2014
    La vista a toda la bahía
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