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USS Yorktown (CVS-10) at Patriots Point 2006
USS Yorktown docked at Patriots Point, September 2006

Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum is located in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, at the mouth of the Cooper River on the Charleston Harbor, across from Charleston.

Museum ships and exhibits

Patriots Point is home to three museum ships:

Former ships include the Coast Guard cutters USCGC Ingham, and USCGC Comanche, The museum hosted NS Savannah, America's only nuclear merchant vessel, until 1994.

Yorktown has many exhibits on board, including:

Exhibits ashore include:

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.

Panoramic image of Yorktown at Patriots Point
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