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Patriots Point Naval and Maritime Museum

Patriots Point Naval and Maritime Museum is located at Mount Pleasant on Charleston harbor. It was the first place we visited during our trip to Charleston, South Carolina. On our way to Mount Pleasant, we covered Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge (New Cooper River Bridge). It is a cable-stayed bridge over the Cooper River in South Carolina, connecting downtown Charleston to Mount Pleasant and is the longest among cable stayed bridges in the Western Hemisphere.

Patriots Point, Charleston is home to the legendary Aircraft Carrier USS Yorktown. It also features other ships like Destroyer USS Laffey, Coast Guard Cutter Ingham and submarine USS Clamagore. USS YorkTown’s hangar deck and flight deck features many fighter aircrafts. The admission fee is $16 for adults and $8 for children.

Fort Sumter Cruise also starts from Patriot’s Point. So be sure to cover both Fort Sumter and Naval Maritime Museum during your trip.

You need an entire day to cover all the attractions. So it’s better to start early and stay as long as you can. We reached Patriot’s Point around 11 am and we covered USS Yorktown and USS Clamagore after our visit to Fort Sumter. This was a truly amazing experience for all of us. It was the first time I was seeing an Aircraft Carrier and it was truly remarkable. This was the best place we visited in Charleston, South Carolina.

Visit the official website for more information.

Here are some photos from our trip.

Here is the Gallery View of all Photos.

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