Separated from Charleston by the Cooper River, Mt. Pleasant has long been a popular spot for families and vacationers, with summer beach homes sprinkled across town. Mt. Pleasant offers the same type of low-country Charleston restaurants that downtown has to offer, but the neighborhood is most known for its attractions. Mt. Pleasant is rich in history, featuring its own old village, which is listed on the National Register and is home to many beautiful antebellum homes. One of Mt. Pleasant's most time-enduring attractions is Boone Hall Plantation, which dates back to the mid-1700s and is one of America's oldest living and working plantations. One of the world's largest naval and maritime museums, Patriot's Point, is also located in Mt. Pleasant and is home to the popular World War II aircraft carriers the USS Yorktown.