Mount Pleasant, South Carolina: Submarine, Aircraft Carrier, and Mini-Vietnam

The USS Yorktown aircraft carrier, the Clamagore submarine, and the Laffey destroyer. The Yorktown's been here since 1976; the others arrived in 1981. There's also a 2.5-acre outdoor recreation of a Vietnam War support base, complete with choppers and PT boats.

Patriots Point

40 Patriots Point Rd, Mount Pleasant, SC
Patriots Point. I-26 exit 220 or 220B. Drive east, cross the Ravenel Bridge. At the end of the bridge merge right onto Coleman Blvd/Hwy 703. At first traffic light turn right onto Bud Darby Lane. Follow Bud Darby Lane until it ends and becomes Patriots Point Rd.
Daily 9-6:30 (Virus outbreak may affect access to attraction. Call to verify.)
Adults $20 (parking $5)
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Submarine, Aircraft Carrier, and Mini-Vietnam

We spent the entire day at Patriots Point, learning the history and exploring the USS Yorktown, USS Laffey, and USS Clamagore. My military-loving 15 yr old loved it!

[K Ford, 10/13/2019]

Military vehicles and aircraft.

Submarine, Aircraft Carrier, and Mini-Vietnam

Plan on taking lots of time to see everything, and try to go on a cooler day. The Vietnam portion seemed kind of cheesy at first, but once we wandered around a bit it was really interesting and unique.

[Melanie Olds, 08/25/2019]


Submarine, Aircraft Carrier, and Mini-Vietnam

Great display and plan on taking your time. The atmosphere is great and a ton of history.

[James Peuster, 07/27/2015]

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