MARITIME MUSEUM OF SAN DIEGO HOSTS ANOTHER LEGENDARY FAMILY OVERNIGHT ABOARD
STAR OF INDIA
San Diego, CA (April 18, 2018) — Maritime Museum of San Diego, home to one of the world’s finest collections of historic vessels, from sail to steam to submarine, will host the annual Family Overnight Saturday, July 14 from 2:30 p.m. to Sunday, July 15 9:00 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.
About the Maritime Museum of San Diego
The Maritime Museum of San Diego experience includes admission to a world-class collection of historic sailing ships, steam-powered boats, and submarines, each offering entertaining and educational exhibits. The 501c3 non-profit Museum enjoys an international reputation for excellence in restoring, maintaining, and operating historic vessels including the world’s oldest active sailing ship, Star of India. Maritime Museum of San Diego is ranked as one of the nation’s top attractions offering self-guided tours, docent guided-group tours, tall ship charters, year round public events, educational programs, and a distinctive venue for corporate/private events. The Museum is open daily along Star of India Wharf at 1492 North Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101-3309.