The Official Foundation of the Patriots Point Naval and Maritime Museum

The USS Yorktown Foundation, the designated support organization for Patriots Point Naval and Maritime Museum, is dedicated to raising funds to support programs at Patriots Point.

Through donations from people just like you, the USS Yorktown Foundation provides scholarships for underserved students to participate in educational programs onboard the USS
Yorktown, funding for enhancing and creating new exhibits, and support for
educational symposiums and special programs. Your gift supports experiences only Patriots Point
can offer.

Raising money for the Pri-Fly

Help the USS Yorktown Foundation bring the USS Yorktown's Primary Flight Control (Pri-Fly) back to life. The Pri-Fly was once the brains of all flight operations while the aircraft carrier was at sea. The air officer and air officer assistant, "Air Boss" and "Mini Boss," had an array of computers and equipment to keep tabs on everything, but they got a lot of information just by looking out of the windows six stories above the flight deck. All donations are made through Facebook.

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In this difficult time, it helps to remember how Americans have faced adversity and always persevered. Click on the button below for a special video featuring USS Yorktown Foundation Chairman and Vietnam veteran, Chauncey Clark

Special Message
USS Yorktown

Honoring history and heroes in an awe-inspiring setting, Patriots Point Naval and Maritime Museum is America’s first aircraft carrier museum. Nearly 300,000 people visit Charleston Harbor every year to relive history aboard our legendary ships – and to behold the only Vietnam Naval Support Base Camp in the United States, Medal of Honor Museum, and the Cold War Submarine Memorial. Patriots Point is South Carolina’s leading heritage attraction, and with your help, we can maintain this distinction for generations to come. To preserve the living history of Patriots Point, we need all hands on deck. Patriots Point Naval and Maritime Museum receives no funding from federal, state, or local governments for operations. The USS Yorktown Foundation, a 501(C)3 non-profit organization, is the fundraising arm of the Museum. Your donation will help fund new and enhanced exhibits, new educational programs, scholarships to bring underserved students to the Museum, and upgrades to the museum’s technology to keep Patriots Point a dynamic, interactive and imaginative learning experience.


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