MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. — The museum is being planned for a site at the Patriots Point Naval and Maritime Museum in Mount Pleasant. Organizers hope to break ground next year.

The plans unveiled Wednesday call for an almost 110,000-square-foot facility comprised of three buildings. A pavilion will house the museum entrance and lobby. Then there will be exhibit space with eight permanent exhibits and two special galleries. Also planned is a chapel for special events.

Three years ago, organizers announced plans for the museum to replace a smaller one now open aboard the World War II-era aircraft carrier USS Yorktown which is berthed at Patriots Point.

A conceptual drawing released by the National Medal of Honor Museum Foundation for its $100 million museum on Charleston Harbor in South Carolina.

Photo Credit: Safdie Architects for National Medal of Honor Museum Foundation