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Patriot's Point sails with record numbers

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Patriots Point sailed with record numbers on Tuesday, April 2. 

"We believe these single-day successes will translate into a record spring that will carry over into the summer," said Patriots Point Development Authority Board Chairman Ray Chandler.

Patriots Point Executive Director Mac Burdette said, "We're thrilled to see these numbers and it goes to show that our efforts are working."

$51,608 came into a staple attraction in the Charleston Harbor on Tuesday. Ticket and gift shop sales along with parking lot numbers all contributed to the record breaking total. 

More than 2,320 visitors turned out to tour the museum, with $35,483 of the over fifty thousand being collected by the museum alone. The gift shop collected $12,045. In comparison, the average total revenue for a day in April from last year was $22,770 with only 998 paid visitors. 

Patriots Point is home to the USS Yorktown, USS Laffey, and the USS Clamagore along with the only Vietnam Support Base Camp in the U.S.  Those 4 attractions make up the Patriots Point Naval and Maritime Museum. Inside the Yorktown is the Medal of Honor Museum. 

Patriots Point is located at 40 Patriots Point Rd in Mount Pleasant, just off Coleman Blvd at the base of the Ravenel Bridge. They are open 7 days a week, 9:30a.m. until 6:30p.m.

 

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