Important Tour Information

  • Advance purchase is highly recommended as we tend to sell out! Get info, check availability and purchase tickets online. Alternatively, you can call us at (843) 277-0587. Click Here to purchase a gift certificate.
  • All tours meet at the ticketing area of Patriots Point.
  • Parking for tour guests is free.
    • Please lock your car and secure valuables out of sight.
  • You will need to arrive 15 minutes prior to your scheduled tour time.
    • Your tour guide will meet you at the kiosk located in the main ticketing location at Patriots Point and walk you to the Yorktown. Latecomers will be left behind.
  • No Refunds
  • All ages welcome. Any guest causing a disturbance to the tour will be asked to refrain from their disruption and ultimately may be asked to leave the tour if necessary.
  • Tours will take place RAIN OR SHINE. In the event of dangerous weather, your tour will be rescheduled or your ticket will be refunded.
  • Yorktown Ghost Tour Guides are professionally trained and will advise you of safety procedures prior to boarding the Yorktown.
  • This is an approximately 90-minute WALKING TOUR and there is a degree of physical exertion required due to climbing up and down multiple steep, narrow stair cases. You will also have to navigate walking hazards such as obstacles to step over and duck under.
    • This tour accesses up to 6 levels of the Yorktown including the Flight Deck, which is an exterior deck.
    • This tour walks through narrow hallways and has stops in a few tight spaces.
  • It is highly advised to wear appropriate clothing which includes closed toe shoes.
    • The ship is hot in the summer and cold in the winter; so please dress accordingly.
    • Please do not bring or wear anything that could encumber your passage through narrow areas and steep staircases.
  • You are advised not to bring, valuables, purses and other items that may be lost, broken or cause you difficulty in holding hand rails and/or safely walking through the ship.
  • Safety is a priority. It is imperative that you stay with your tour guide and carefully follow their instructions while on your tour.
  • Cameras are permitted; however we ask that you do not video/audio record or photograph while your tour guide is speaking.  Many of the stories you will hear are of heroic sacrifice and we ask that you are sensitive to the surviving families and other veterans that served on the Yorktown.
    • You will be give plenty of opportunities for video and photography and your tour guide will let you know when it is ok.
    • It is encouraged that cameras or video recorder contain straps to hang around your arm or be pocketable when going up and down stairs.
  • The Yorktown hosts camping groups on Fridays and Saturdays and has special event rentals available year round.  On the Haunted Tour, we are not alone on the ship and will come across others enjoying the ship as well.
  • All tour guests will be required to agree to and sign a waiver of liability prior to boarding the Yorktown. This is to insure that all guests understand the hazards of boarding a WWII Aircraft Carrier. Please click here for a copy of the waiver.
    • Anyone under the age of 18 must have this document signed by a parent or guardian.

It is our goal to provide the best tour experience possible. Your tour guide will be well prepared to not only share interesting stories of the Yorktown but will also entertain you with fascinating stories of historic Charleston and its harbor. You are encouraged to ask questions and you may even find your tour more immersive if you do ask questions. If you feel inclined, gratuities are accepted.

Please contact us directly if you have any questions.

Tours Available Nightly

Tour Times Vary Depending On the Season.

See Our Calendar For Available Tour Times and Dates

40 Patriots Point Road, Mt. Pleasant, SC, 29464