SAN DIEGO–Maritime Museum of San Diego will hosts its popular annual Family Overnight beginning this summer.
The overnight begins July 14 from 2:30 p.m. to July 15 at 9 a.m. aboard the 1863 barque Star of India, the oldest active sailing ship in the world. Guests will embark on an imaginary voyage to relive the lives and times of the emigrant passengers in The Great Age of Sail.
Normally provided as the Maritime Museum of San Diego’s Living History program, primarily serving elementary school classes, this is a rare opportunity for families wanting to participate in this exciting experience. According to Jacob Keeton, Director of Education for the Maritime Museum, “The families that join us for the Family Overnight keep coming back year after year. Parents often tell us this was an unforgettable life-changing experience when they were a child, and now want to have their children discover the same fascination and passion for learning about the history of the sea.”
Instructors will be in character and in costume, teaching various activities such as moving cargo and raising sails. Accommodations aboard Star of India are 19th century and likened to a camping trip. Held dockside at the Maritime Museum, guests of the overnight adventure will see areas of the ship normally closed to the public and sleep on her “tween decks” out of the elements.
Tickets are $75 per participant age 5 and up and include meals and accommodations. Space is limited. Adults must accompany youth under 18.
For reservations and more information guests can visit sdmaritime.org or call(619) 234-9153, ext. 122.