Can you tour the aircraft carrier in Charleston SC?

Touring the USS Yorktown Charleston aircraft carrier is a great way to spend a day in the Charleston area. This historical battleship played an important role during World War II and has now settled in the waters of Patriots Point as a museum ship. You can hop aboard for a trip through U.S. Navy and Charleston history.

What boats are at Patriots Point?

Patriots Point is home to three museum ships:

  • USS Yorktown, an aircraft carrier.
  • USS Laffey, a destroyer.
  • USS Clamagore, a submarine (To be sunk as an artificial reef)

How much does it cost to visit USS YORKTOWN?

USS Yorktown hours are 10:00am to 4:00pm daily – excluding Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Years Eve (last ticket sold at 2:pm & Museum closes at 3:30pm)….

Combo Pricing
Adults $50
Children (4-11) $28

Is the Yorktown open for tours?

Flights ranging from 5-20 minutes over the Charleston Harbor, the USS YORKTOWN, and surrounding beaches provide breathtaking views and photo opportunities that even locals enjoy. Tours are available daily, weather permitting, from 10 am – 5 pm or until all ticketed flights are completed.

Can you board the USS Yorktown?

Most people aren’t aware that you can spend the night on the Yorktown, but you can! Welcome aboard the USS Yorktown (CV-10)! Pgiam / iStock / Getty Images Plus via Getty Images. During its commission under the US Navy, the USS Yorktown received the Presidential Unit Citation and earned 11 battle stars.

Is the USS Yorktown in Charleston a replica?

Initially to have been named Bonhomme Richard, she was renamed Yorktown while still under construction….USS Yorktown (CV-10)

United States
Status Museum ship at Patriots Point in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
General characteristics As built

Was USS Yorktown sunk?

On 4 June, during the Battle of Midway, Japanese aircraft crippled Yorktown….USS Yorktown (CV-5)

United States
Fate Sunk by torpedo, 7 June 1942 Wreck discovered, 19 May 1998
General characteristics
Class and type Yorktown-class aircraft carrier

Has the Yorktown been found?

On 19th May 1998, the wreck of YORKTOWN was found by Dr. Robert D. Ballard, famous oceanographer and discoverer of the wreck of the Titanic. The wreck was found 3 miles (5 km) beneath the surface and was photographed.

Can you drive through the Yorktown Battlefield?

The Battlefield Driving Tour Roads are 16 miles in their entirety and are best experienced with a motor vehicle or by bicycle. There is a fee to drive the Battlefield Tour Roads and a map of the Battlefield Tour Roads is available in the Visitor Center.

Can you spend the night on the USS Yorktown?

Get ready for an unmatched adventure aboard the historic USS YORKTOWN. Stay on the ship and sleep and eat just as the ship’s sailors once did. Patriots Point offers one- and two-night camping packages. Each price is per-camper (adults and youth), and includes lodging, meals, and one educational experience.

Where is the Yorktown today?

The Yorktown was decommissioned in 1970 and placed in reserve. Today, the ship, is a floating military museum located at Patriot’s Point in Charleston, SC.

What happened to the Yorktown at Midway?

On 4 June, during the Battle of Midway, Japanese aircraft crippled Yorktown. In the late afternoon of 6 June, the Japanese submarine I-168 fired a salvo of torpedoes, two of which struck Yorktown, and a third sinking the destroyer USS Hammann, which had been providing auxiliary power to Yorktown.

What to see and do at Patriots Point?

Click here for the latest arrival and health safety information. Admission to Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum includes access to three historic ships, the aircraft carrier USS Yorktown, the destroyer USS Laffey, the submarine USS Clamagore, 28 historic aircraft, as well as the three-acre Vietnam Experience, and more. Discover it all here!

Is there an aircraft museum at Patriots Point?

The museum has been recognized as the only aircraft carrier museum to display all 10 of the most significant aircraft in U.S. carrier aviation history by The Hook magazine. Whether you’re looking for a unique daytrip experience, overnight youth camping or a school field trip, Patriots Point offers a variety of memorable group experiences.

Is there a wheelchair ride at Patriots Point?

To assist visitors with physical challenges, Patriots Point offers wheelchairs at no cost for our guests. These are located landslide and at the handicapped entrance of the USS Yorktown. We also offer a ride on a golf cart from the ticketing area down to the ship (and back) to any guests who would like a ride.

Is the Patriot’s point at Fort Sumter wheelchair accessible?

The Patriot’s Point can not currently accommodate wheelchairs or scooters. To ensure that your visit will be fully accessible, we recommend that you contact Fort Sumter Tours on the day of your visit at (843) 722-2628.