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Patriots Point Now Booking for First-Ever Operation Overnight Family Weekend

Mayci Rechner Jun 01, 2022

For the first time ever, Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum is offering its popular Operation Overnight program to small groups and families. Usually only groups of 10 or more have the opportunity to sleep aboard the historic USS Yorktown aircraft carrier, but the weekend of July 15 and 16 no group minimum is required.

The overnight experience is available for one or two nights. The cost to attend is $85 per person for one night or $145 per person for two nights. Guests will enjoy sleeping in traditional Navy berthing compartments, after-hours access to the museum, and a movie night in the ship’s theater. All attendees will receive a commemorative patch and those staying for two nights will receive an Operation Overnight T-shirt. Guests will also participate in the immersive Live Like a Sailor program. This program includes guided tours of the USS Yorktown, USS Laffey and Medal of Honor Museum. Through Live Like a Sailor, visitors will learn history, naval terminology and heroism as they discover the stories of those who served on the ships.

“There’s nothing quite like sleeping aboard the USS Yorktown,” said Operation Overnight Director Sarah Edmiston. “You’ll end your day with the most beautiful sunset views overlooking the harbor and Charleston skyline, and wake up surrounded by history. The overnight experience is something families will remember for years. We are excited to make the program available to even more people.”

Children must be at least six-years-old to sleep aboard the USS Yorktown. The sleeping quarters are split into male and female berthing areas, so all children participating in the program must bring an adult chaperone of the same gender. Meals are not included. Reservations for Family Weekend are limited and expected to sell out. Booking starts on June 1 and ends June 30, or when reservations are full. To make a reservation or ask questions about Family Weekend, contact the Operation Overnight team at 843-881-5932.

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2 thoughts on “Patriots Point Now Booking for First-Ever Operation Overnight Family Weekend

  1. Dean Logan says:

    I’m wondering if there are 4 spots still open for the Family weekend promotion.

    It’s myself and my three children, who are 16. 16 and 19.

    I plan to call first thing Monday morning, but thought I’d email as well.

    Thanks and I hope we can still make it!

    Dean Logan

    1. Mayci Rechner says:

      Hello Dean, We still have space available for Family Weekend. Please call 843-881-5932 to make your reservation.

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