What Is Patriots Point?
Patriots Point is a Naval and Maritime Museum, home to:
Where Is Patriots Point?
Located in Mount Pleasant on the Cooper River/Charleston Harbor at the mouth of the Atlantic Ocean, Patriots Point strives to preserve the living history of our nation's bravest men and women while telling their stories in honorable, educational and engaging ways. In addition to paid staff, 140 volunteers work seven days a week. Since opening in 1975, Patriots Point has become one of South Carolina's most popular tourist attractions, with more than 270,000 visitors each year.
In addition, Patriots Point has one of the largest education and overnight camping programs in the nation, with more than 40,000 school-age children attending annually.
Who Is The Patriots
Patriots Point Foundation, founded in 1976, is an all-volunteer 501(c) 3 not-for-profit organization.
We meet once a month to discuss and execute plans to raise and distribute funds. With expenses at absolute minimums, our historical pass-through has been over 95 percent. We have earned GuideStar's Gold Star rating for transparency.
Mission Of The Patriots Point Foundation
To raise money to upgrade existing exhibits and help provide new ones to acquire and maintain the interest of all ages, but especially our younger generations.
We fund these exhibits on the USS Yorktown, USS Laffey, and the Vietnam Experience at Patriots Point.
How to Give
The Patriots Point Foundation seeks donations and tax-deductible in-kind donations.
You may direct your donation to our general fund, where your contribution will be used where most needed, or to specific projects, like our Flight Academy matching grant opportunity or other current projects.