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Patriots Point Running Costume Contest and Daytime Ghost Tours on Halloween Weekend



Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum will offer spooky fun for Lowcountry families to enjoy during Halloween weekend.  Visitors who come dressed in a costume Friday, October 30th, through Sunday, November 1st, will be offered the children’s rate for admission. Guests will also have an opportunity to purchase daytime ghost tours of the USS Yorktown and Halloween inspired visitor photos. 

“We want to encourage families to have some healthy fun,” Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum Executive Director Larry Murray said. “We hope to have the ship full of goblins, ghosts and superheroes. In addition to scary costumes, we’d also really love to see folks dressed as military heroes and first responders.”

Visitors will also be invited to compete in the museum’s very first touchless-costume contest. There will be an area aboard the historic aircraft carrier USS Yorktown where contest participants will have their photo taken. The images must be uploaded to Instagram, where the museum will collect the photos for a fan vote. The winner of the contest will be given a prize pack containing two year-long passes and Yorktown apparel. Toy and replica firearms will not be allowed inside the museum.

On Friday, October 30th and Saturday, Oct. 31st, Bulldog Tours will offer what are usually nighttime ghost tours of the USS Yorktown during the day. The tour includes stories of American Heroes who lived, died, and are still rumored to be aboard the aircraft carrier today.

“The ghost tours will be a great addition to Halloween weekend,” said Murray. “The guides are very respectful of the crew, but their stories about documented paranormal happenings can give you the chills.”

Nighttime ghost tours and overnight paranormal investigations will also be available to purchase.  Visit for more information about the museum, Covid-19 health safety measures, and to purchase touch-free admission tickets.  Visit for details regarding ghost tours and paranormal investigations.

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