Patriots Point, Mount Pleasant

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A backdrop for celebration, military reenactments, and speeches from the nation's leaders, Patriots Point is home to several war vessels, including the USS Clamagore. The Cold War Submarine Memorial and a replica of a Vietnam support base give visitors a view into America's military actions. Honor heroes at the Congressional Medal of Honor Society museum on site. Arrange your visit to Patriots Point and discover more family-friendly attractions in Mount Pleasant using our Mount Pleasant itinerary planner.
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  • Parking is a separate fee of 5 dollars. The U.S.S. Clamagore is closed forever and is being dismantled and will be sunk as an artificial reef in Palm Beach County, FL. Ships and aircraft are very... 
    Parking is a separate fee of 5 dollars. The U.S.S. Clamagore is closed forever and is being dismantled and will be sunk as an artificial reef in Palm Beach County, FL. Ships and aircraft are very...  more »
  • We only had time to visit the USS Yorktown. I've been to many military museums but this one is excellent. While this is an old aircraft carrier, it is HUGE. We did nto take the tour but kept bumping.....  more
    We only had time to visit the USS Yorktown. I've been to many military museums but this one is excellent. While this is an old aircraft carrier, it is HUGE. We did nto take the tour but kept bumping.....  more »
  • My grandson and his grandfather spent 5 hours exploring. They really had a great time. My granddaughter and I had to leave because she was too scared to climb up and down the stairs. 
    My grandson and his grandfather spent 5 hours exploring. They really had a great time. My granddaughter and I had to leave because she was too scared to climb up and down the stairs.  more »
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  • We have visited a couple of times, and the museum is excellent. You can make this a quick trip and spend a couple of hours or an entire day. If you love military history, you could stretch this and make it a two-day trip if you want to see every little aspect, including the other ships.
  • I went for a Navy Graduation ceremony on this ship. This place was full of historical information. I learned so much about the history of this ship and it’s service. That had an elevator to the top of the flight deck. Restrooms are easily accessible. The gift shop had plenty of items.Well worth the money to visit and wear comfortable shoes and clothes. Their is a lot of ground to cover. Also the cool breeze of being there early in the morning is the best time to visit during the summer months.
  • If you are visiting the Charleston area, this is a must do. Amazing to tour Patriots Point. Admission includes the Yorktown aircraft carrier, the USS Laffey Destroyer and the Vietnam Experience. If you want to see everything and take your time, you should plan on about 6.5 hours. You get to walk through many areas of the carrier and destroyer. Wear good, comfortable shoes. You will also be going up and down stairs that are sometimes more ladder than stair. There are also some spaces that are little tight. We thoroughly enjoyed our day at Patriots Point.
  • My family visited on a Tuesday afternoon and didn’t find it to be too crowded and found this to be an incredible experience that I recommend anyone in the Charleston area check out! Patriots Point offers an amazing opportunity to discover first hand the history of our country and offers exhibits that would even be interesting to those not inclined to want to learn about history. I highly recommend checking out this aircraft carrier and the surrounding exhibits with your family. It took my family about 4.5 hrs to walk through all of Patriots Point but I would definitely say that it was worth the money and time! I especially loved the Vietnam experience and appreciated how immersive and informative the exhibit was!
  • I love history, this place is full of history. The Vietnam experience, to the Destroyer Laffey, the Metal Of Honor Museum, and the Yorktown. All of this was a great experience for us. I would highly recommend anyone who enjoys history to come and enjoy. Bring good walking shoes and expect at least 5-6 hours to enjoy the whole experience.

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