Patriots Point launches new audio tour onboard the USS YORKTOWN

  • Wednesday, July 9, 2014


The Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum is now offering an audio tour that further enhances the USS YORKTOWN experience by bringing memories of the ship to life.

The $6 tour includes unique and detailed descriptions of more than 110 exhibits. The commentary includes interviews from veterans who served on the USS YORKTOWN and pilots who flew the planes that are on display. It also incorporates sound effects that bring the experience to life.

“This tour is perfect for visitors who want to peel back another layer of the USS YORKTOWN and really dig deep into its remarkable history,” said Executive Director Mac Burdette. “The stories told by our heroes during the recording really help to personalize the ship for our visitors.”

The audio tour is conducted through a headset and is self-paced. The programming was developed by Patriots Point museum curators and Dream Vision Entertainment (DVE). In 2013, DVE helped create one of the museum's most popular attractions, the interactive USS LAFFEY Gun Mount Exhibit.

Guests can purchase the new audio tour at the information desk located inside the USS YORKTOWN.

•Patriots Point, on the Charleston Harbor in Mount Pleasant, SC, is home of Patriots Point Naval and Maritime Museum and a fleet of National Historic Landmark ships, 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. Visit www.patriotspoint.org for more details, or find us at @patriots_point on Twitter and Instagram, and Facebook at www.facebook.com/PatriotsPoint.org.

•Established in 2013, the Yorktown Foundation was formed as a 501(c)(3) with the purpose of raising funds for renovating exhibits and maintaining the ships at Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum. The Yorktown Foundation's mission is to cultivate a unique learning environment that connects generations by celebrating America's history and its heroes, inspiring freedom, patriotism, leadership and service. For more information, visit www.USSYorktownFoundation.org.

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