About the Museum
This national museum is also home to the Congressional Medal of Honor Society, the most unique, and perhaps the most exclusive, organization in the United States. Society members share the distinct honor of wearing our nation’s highest award for military valor.
The Medal of Honor Museum features interactive exhibits that explain the origin of the Medal of Honor and its distinctions. The exhibits tell the stories of brave Americans who displayed remarkable courage, such as Audie Murphy, Sergeant Alvin York and Jimmy Doolittle. Even now, the Medal of Honor continues to touch the lives of Americans as the museum pays special tribute to the first Medal of Honor recipients from the War On Terror: exceptional Americans who made the ultimate sacrifice in Iraq and Afghanistan.
The Medal of Honor Museum at Patriots Point has become the premier visitor attraction in the Charleston region. Come experience the embodiment of honor, courage and sacrifice.
The Congressional Medal of Honor Museum is located on board the USS Yorktown at Patriots Point in the Charleston Harber.
The museum features exhibits that explain the origins of the medals and the symbolism in their design.
Exhibits tell the stories of brave Americans who displayed remarkable courage such as Audie Murphy, Sergeant Alvin York and Jimmy Doolittle.
Explore the history of the Medal, from its creation during the Civil War to today.