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The Greater Charleston Naval Base Memorial

This tribute was planned by military veterans and the City of North Charleston to the thousands of men and women who served their country and the civilians who labored at the base for 95 years before it closed in 1996.

An open pavilion boasts a vertical wall that curves over visitors’ heads like the side of a ship. On multiple panels on the wall the base’s storied history is told, from its inception on the grounds of an old plantation in 1901 until the last of the fleet set sail in 1996. A stream flows through the memorial, meant to be reminiscent of sailors crossing gangways. Five lighted flagpoles feature flags of the United States, South Carolina, North Charleston, the Navy and the Marine Corps.

This space is available for military reunions, pinning and retirement ceremonies, military weddings, and other military-centric events.


Monday-Sunday: $350.00 per 2 hours
Deposit: 50% of rental fee – due at signing of Contract.
$100.00 Clean-up fee

Venue Includes

Beautiful scenic view of the Cooper River along with Naval Base Historic information featuring the Lone Sailor and Homecoming sculptures

Rental Regulations

A 2-hour Rehearsal window is included in the rental fee for the day / night before.
decorations (Client’s responsibility)


All vendors must be licensed and permitted. They should enter through the back service road only, and if receptions are on location it is required that all pre-approved event coordinators, caterers and floral services provide the appropriate license and insurance documentations to the City of North Charleston prior to the final review. All vendors and service contractors are responsible for clean-up and removal of their equipment, food, and garbage immediately following the ceremony. (Per venue requirements)

Parking For Guests

There is no charge for parking, if the event is at its maximum there is the option of having passenger carts available at an additional cost. This will be determined per event and guest attendance.

Want to rent or reserve a facility at Riverfront Park?
Call 843-308-4746 or email [email protected].