Patriots Point is home to the Patriots Point Naval and Maritime Museum.
Patriots Point Development Authority was established in the mid 1970's to develop a naval and maritime museum on Charleston Harbor with the center piece of the museum being the World War II aircraft carrier, the USS YORKTOWN. Patriots Point has become one of the state's major tourist attractions with more than 270,000 visitors each year. The YORKTOWN boasts one of the largest education and overnight camping programs in the nation, with more than 40,000 school age children attending these programs each year. The Patriots Point Development Authority Board also oversees the stewardship of over 350 acres of property on Charleston Harbor, much of which is currently under lease for a golf course, a hotel, and a collegiate athletic complex.
Patriots Point, on the Charleston Harbor in Mount Pleasant, SC, is the home of Patriots Point Naval and Maritime Museum and a fleet of National Historic Landmark ships, including the USS YORKTOWN, Cold War Memorial and the only Vietnam Support Base Camp in the U.S. Patriots Point is also headquarters to the Congressional Medal of Honor Society and the agency's official Medal of Honor Museum. As an agency, the Naval and Maritime Museum strives to preserve the living history of our nation's bravest men and women while telling their stories in honorable, educational and engaging ways.
40 Patriots Point Road
Mount Pleasant, SC 29464
866-831-1720 toll free
Overall governance of the Patriots Point Development Authority is vested in a Board of Directors appointed by the Governor of South Carolina with each member serving a term of four years.
The PPDA Board is made up of nine members. Selection of three members of the Board, including its chairman, is at the discretion of the governor. Five appointed members are appointed by the governor upon the recommendation of a combination of the Speaker of the House, Senate Pro Tem; Senate Finance Chairman; Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee; and The Adjutant General. The Mayor of the Town of Mount Pleasant serves as an ex-officio member. This Board meets regularly to approve strategic planning initiatives, revisions to development plans and contracts, long-term leases, etc.
The executive director, reporting to the Board of Directors and working closely with its chairman, is responsible for long-term planning and day-to-day management of the agency, including the museum and all of its ancillary services.
Board of Directors
- Mr. Ray Chandler, Esquire
- Mr. Wayne Adams
- Mrs. Lin Bennett
- Mrs. Susan C. Marlowe
- Mr. Lanneau Siegling
- Mr. Darwin Simpson
- Mr. Edwin Taylor
- Mr. Zeb Williams
- Mayor William D. Swails
- Mr. Mac Burdette
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