SAN DIEGO–Maritime Museum of San Diego, home to one of the world’s largest collections of historic vessels from sail to steam to submarine, will host the annual Family Overnight in June.
Guests will embark on an imaginary voyage aboard the 1863 Star of India, 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.
“The Family Overnight program is an immersive unforgettable life-changing experience where together the children and their parents discover and share the same fascination and passion for learning about the history of the sea,” according to Jacob Keeton, Director of Education for the Maritime Museum.
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 www.sdmaritime.org or call (619) 234-9153, ext. 122.