USS Yorktown Foundation Supports
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.
Our mission is simple – To Honor & Educate
YOU CAN HELP!
Do you enjoy our museum and believe in our mission?
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 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.
AREA OF GREATEST NEED
Your gift equips the Foundation & Patriots Point to be nimble and respond to priority projects as they arise.
Provide scholarships and funding for underserved students to attend the cutting edge STEM-based educational programs at Patriots Point Naval and Maritime Museum. Patriots Point programs- like the Flight Academy and the Institute of History, Science and Technology- provide structured lessons in STEM and soft-skills (like communication and leadership) to tens of thousands of South Carolina students annually, both on board and in-school programming. Without scholarship support from the USS Yorktown Foundation, many under-resourced schools would not be able to provide their students with these once in a lifetime experiences.
Keep Patriots Point a dynamic, interactive and imaginative learning experience! Together we’re opening more of the USS Yorktown, USS Laffey, and the Vietnam Experience to the public and upgrading the museum to “bring it to life” for everyone who visits.
USS Yorktown Foundation
40 Patriots Point Rd
Mount Pleasant SC 29464