Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum, opened in 1976, is home to the USS YORKTOWN Aircraft Carrier. Approximately 330,000 paid visitors annually tour the YORKTOWN, LAFFEY, CLAMAGORE, historic planes, and other exhibits, making Patriots Point one of South Carolina’s largest attractions. We are also home of the Congressional Medal of Honor Society and Museum, Apollo 8 Exhibit, and the interactive Vietnam Experience Exhibit. This permanent 3.5 acre exhibit simulates life during the Vietnam War through A/V effects and authentic artifacts.
Our mission is to foster American patriotism, pride, and military legacy; create a unique environment for historical and maritime studies; and serve as an attractive destination for travel, stimulating state and local economies.