Patriots Point facts for kids
Museum ships and exhibits
Patriots Point is home to three museum ships:
- USS Yorktown, an aircraft carrier
- USS Laffey, a destroyer
- USS Clamagore, a submarine (To be sunk as an artificial reef)
Yorktown has many exhibits on board, including:
- Medal of Honor museum, with biographies of all medal recipients
- 28 naval aircraft, including:
Exhibits ashore include:
- Civil War-era cannon
- Vietnam War-era:
1975 – Present
Patriots Point has continued to grow; serving as an embarkation point for Fort Sumter tour boats, being home to several other vessels (including the submarine USS Clamagore), the Cold War Submarine Memorial, a replica of a Vietnam Support Base, and the museum of the Medal of Honor Society. Patriots Point celebrated their 10 millionth visitor in February 2017.
On 2 September 2003, Yorktown served as the backdrop for the formal announcement of Senator John Kerry's candidacy as he sought, and ultimately won, the Democratic nomination for President of the United States for the 2004 election.
Patriot's Point also hosts celebrations on patriotic holidays, with military reenactments and weapons demonstrations.
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