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Sleep on the Star of India during San Diego Maritime Museum overnight

Star of India to set sail for first time in five years
Posted at 1:00 PM, May 28, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-28 16:24:53-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — San Diego's Maritime Museum is giving families the chance to spend the night on the seas — but stay in San Diego.

The museum's "Family Overnight" program offers a stay aboard the Star of India, the oldest active sailing ship in the world.

Families will embark on imaginary voyage learning about the lives and times of the India's passengers in the 19th century.

Instructors will be in character and in costume, as they teach various ship-centric tasks like moving cargo and raising sails. Guests will also be able to see areas of the ship normally closed to the public and sleep on "tween decks" out of the elements.

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“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," Jacob Keeton, Director of Education for the Maritime Museum, said.

The overnight experience will be hosted on Saturday, June 22, at 2:30 p.m. until Sunday, June 23 at 9 a.m. Tickets are $75 per person ages 5 and up, and include meals and accommodations. For more information, visit the musuem's website here.