ABOUT THE YORKTOWN
The USS Yorktown is one of 24 Essex-class aircraft carriers built during WWII for the US Navy and was named after the Battle of Yorktown of the American Revolutionary War. She is 890 feet in length, weighs more than 30,000 tons, and has multiple airplane hangar bays that provide over 40,000 square feet of indoor space. Commissioned in 1943, she participated in several campaigns in the Pacific Theater of Operations, earning 11 battle stars and the Presidential Unit Citation. Later, she served as a recovery ship for the Apollo 8 space mission and was used in the movie Tora! Tora! Tora! which recreated the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. Finally, she was decommissioned in 1970 and became a museum ship in 1975 at Patriot’s Point (in Mt Pleasant, SC). She is now a national historic landmark and once a year is transformed into Charleston’s premier New Year’s Eve event.
HOW TO GET ON BOARD
First Aboard (General Admission) and Captain (VIP) tickets are available for purchase offering different amenities and access levels aboard the carrier. First Aboard tickets include an all-inclusive full service bar, light hors d’oeuvres (served until 11:30pm), live music, plus access to the indoor airplane hangar and outdoor fantail area (on the same level). Captain tickets give patrons the complete Yorktown Countdown experience offering everything under First Aboard, plus access to the Yorktown’s rooftop flight deck (which will be tented and heated), a top-shelf all-inclusive bar, light hors d’oeuvres (served until 11:30pm), live band and dj performances, and the best views of Charleston Harbor and downtown.
We had an awesome New Years Eve on the Yorktown! Great Music, Top Shelf Drinks, and fun people (Not Overcrowded!) You also cant beat the venue and view from the top deck!Lexi, from Charleston, SC
Charleston's very own "grand late night bash"USA Today
Killer Party! Great drinks, beautiful people, everything you expect from Charleston. It gets better every year!James, from Atlanta, GA
One of the best New Year's Eve party spots in CharlestonHoly City Sinner
Great NYE party! Short bar lines, great crowd, awesome venue, and great music. Better every time I go!David from Washington DC