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

The USS Yorktown aircraft carrier has been here since 1976. There's also a 2.5-acre outdoor recreation of a Vietnam War support base, complete with choppers and PT boats. USS Clamagore submarine, formerly here, sprouted leaks and has been scrapped.

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 (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Adults $20 (parking $5)
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USS Yorktown aircraft carrier.

Submarine, Aircraft Carrier, and Mini-Vietnam

Covid-19 restrictions have been relaxed. A very interesting exhibit. Take the time to sit through the videos. Very moving.

[Lynette, 06/21/2021]

USS Yorktown aircraft carrier

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]

Nearby Offbeat Places

Cold War Submarine MemorialCold War Submarine Memorial, Mount Pleasant, SC - < 1 mi.
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Pete The Plastic PelicanPete The Plastic Pelican, Mount Pleasant, SC - 1 mi.
In the region:
Confederate Submarine Replica, Charleston, SC - 2 mi.

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