MOUNT PLEASANT, SC (WMBF) – The history of the Vietnam War is coming to life at The Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum in the new two and one-half acre Vietnam Experience Exhibit.
Opening Saturday, November 8, the exhibit will use state-of-the-art technology to feature components that present life during the Vietnam War.
Visitors will be able to get inside rare artifacts like a MK1 River Patrol Boat (PBR) while hearing the sounds of jet aircraft and helicopters flying as if they were really there. New landscaping around the exhibit will make the visitor feel as if they are on the edge of a jungle.
"This exhibit was built to honor the veterans who served in the Vietnam War and to educate new generations about this war that defined America after WWII," said Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum Executive Director Mac Burdette. "The Vietnam Experience is something that will not only bring the history of the war to life, but will also serve as a place for Vietnam veterans, their families and others to reflect on wartime experiences."
The Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum is located at 40 Patriots Point Road in Mount Pleasant.