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Patriots Point launches new audio tour onboard the USS Yorktown

Ross Norton //May 23, 2023//

Patriots Point launches new audio tour onboard the USS Yorktown

Ross Norton //May 23, 2023//

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Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum has launched a new audio tour for visitors aboard the historic USS Yorktown.

The tour directs visitors to more than 100 spots on the USS Yorktown. (Photo/Provided)The audio tour is presented by Charleston history tour company Bulldog Tours and is available for purchase through a mobile application entitled Patriots Point Experience. The app is priced at $7.99 on the IOS and Android marketplaces, according to a news release.

Visitors who download the audio tour on their personal device will hear details and stories from veterans at more than 100 stops along the self-guided tour routes aboard the aircraft carrier. The tour also includes sound effects designed to bring many of the areas aboard Yorktown to life. Guests are encouraged to bring their own headphones.

“Touring the USS Yorktown is already an amazing experience. By pairing those sights, exhibitions and artifacts with information and stories told by sailors, we have improved the visitor experience by creating memories that people will never forget,” Patriots Point Executive Director Allison Hunt said in the news release. “This audio tour is something visitors won’t want to miss.”

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The Patriots Point Experience audio tour is one of many products the museum has built in partnership with Bulldog Tours and the USS Yorktown Foundation. Visitors can also purchase guided history tours for families and groups every day. After hours, Ghost Tours are also offered every night and include stories and access to places that are off-limits to visitors during the day, the release stated.

“Patriots Point is such a special place, and the museum’s ships are full of the most amazing history and stories, Bulldog Tours owner John LaVerne said in the release. “It’s an honor for us to work aboard the Yorktown, support the USS Yorktown Foundation and help bring history to life. We look forward to working with the Patriots Point team to expand on the success of the audio tour so that it includes the USS Laffey and Vietnam Experience.”

Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum is open daily from 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.