Stand on the site of the first shot in the Civil War. Take a tour of an antebellum mansion. Walk in the steps of heroes at Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum, home of the USS YORKTOWN, and South Carolina’s most unique attraction. With fresh exhibits, educational programming and other one-of-a-kind events, Patriots Point is the only Charleston-area historic attraction that offers exciting new experiences all year long. Climb aboard a WWII aircraft carrier. There are also so many blossoming gardens, so many photo opportunities and so many reasons to come to historic Charleston.