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USS Yorktown Foundation Supports
Patriots Point

Honoring history and heroes in an awe-inspiring setting, Patriots Point Naval and Maritime Museum is America’s first aircraft carrier museum. Nearly 400,000 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. Although Patriots Point is a state agency, the museum receives no appropriated funding and looks to the USS Yorktown Foundation for assistance. Your donation will help fund exhibit renovations improvements onboard the USS Yorktown; fund new education programs; and fund upgrades to the museum’s technology to keep Patriots Point a dynamic, interactive and imaginative learning experience. We hope you’ll embark on this next journey with us.

We got such a special treat when we found out we have a USS Yorktown veteran on board today!

EN3 Floyd Crossman served on the USS Yorktown from 1966-1967 as an engineer in the auxiliary equipment room.

Crossman says he “Has deja vu walking through the ship. These memories are usually a little fuzzy, but walking through here brings back so many details.”

Thank you for your service, Floyd!
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You haven't fully experienced Patriots Point until you've taken a ride over the ships and seen our gorgeous city from the sky!

For more information on how YOU can come get the best view of the decks that our nation's heroes have walked on, call 843-373-8011 or go to .
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The 2020 school year is the fifth year Patriots Point has partnered with the SC Department of Education. In addition to field trips, the museum prints more than 130,000 science/history books and distributes them to every fifth grader in the public school system. #educationweek ... See MoreSee Less

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USS Yorktown Foundation
40 Patriots Point Rd
Mount Pleasant SC 29464