Patriots Point banks busiest day in five years

MT. PLEASANT, SC (WCSC) - Officials at Patriots Point say the positive momentum is growing as the museum posted record numbers on Tuesday.

According to a news release, ticket sales, parking lot numbers, and gift shop sales earned a combined $51,608 on Apr. 2, the highest single-day numbers Patriots Point has seen in the last five years.

On Tuesday, more than 2,320 paid visitors toured the museum, with the museum collecting $35,483 in admission sales and $12,045 in the gift shop. By comparison, an average day in April last year saw more than 998 paid visitors touring the museum and a total revenue of $22,770.

"We believe these single-day successes will translate into a record spring that will carry over into the summer," said Patriots Point Development Authority (PPDA) Board Chairman Ray Chandler.

Patriots Point Executive Director Mac Burdette added, "We're thrilled to see these numbers and it goes to show that our efforts are working"

Burdette cited the new marketing program, new museums plans in the works, the Charleston tourism industry, and the economic recovery as factors in the recent high.

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