Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum in Mount Pleasant said it expects its income to rise by nearly $1 million over the next 12 months.
According to the Post and Courier, the increase is partly due to higher admissions.
The museum anchored by the World War II-era aircraft carrier Yorktown, projects total spending will rise to just about $14.6 million, or nearly 6 percent higher than last year. The money is sorely needed by the state authority which operates the museum. The Yorktown needs roughly $40 million in hull repairs, according to a 2015 estimate.
A new budget approved by the Patriots Point Development Authority board starts July 1.
The increased admission fees took effect in May. The price for an adult at Patriots Point is $22, $2 higher than this time last year. The price for overnight campers on the ship — a principal source of income for the agency, also rose by $2.