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About Operation Overnight

Become a United States sailor aboard the historic USS Yorktown by participating in Operation Overnight. During your adventure, you’ll walk among some of our military’s most notable airplanes and ships while learning what life was like for Navy sailors. You’ll sleep in traditional Navy berthing compartments and eat meals in one of the ship’s many galleys. While aboard, you’ll hear stories of heroism and experience the WWII aircraft carrier like no other as you go behind the scenes to Live Like a Sailor.

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What's Included

  • Admission to the museum to tour the USS YORKTOWN, USS LAFFEY, USS CLAMAGORE, Vietnam Experience, and Medal of Honor Museum
  • Interactive and educational “Live Like a Sailor” program
  • Ability to sleep where sailors slept
  • Operation Overnight patch
  • T-shirt (two night stay)
  • Scavenger Hunt
  • Free parking
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FOR MORE ABOUT THE EXPERIENCE, MEALS, WHAT TO PACK, AND SAFETY, DOWNLOAD OUR OFFICIAL SAILOR’S BOOKLET.


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FAQs


Group Size Requirement

The program is open to groups at least 10 people in size.

Age

Participants must be at least six years old.

Leader/Youth Ratio Policy

Participants ages 6-10 must be accompanied by a parent or responsible adult. Participants ages 11-17 must have an adult group leader AND one chaperone for every 10 kids.

Deposit

For groups 10 to 100 people in size, a flat fee of $500 is required to make a reservation. For groups larger than 100 people, a flat fee of $1,000 is required to make a reservation. Reservations must be made at least 60 days before a visit. All deposits are non-refundable.

Payment

Full payment is due no later than 45 days prior to the group’s arrival. Payments must be made with one transaction via check or credit card. We accept Visa, Master Card, Discover and American Express.

Refund Policy

Cancellations within 72 hours of a visit are not eligible for a refund. If you have paid in full and cancel more than 72 hours before your visit, you are eligible for a refund but we will charge a $30 processing fee. Refund requests due to a positive COVID-19 test will be granted in full.


COVID-19 Safety Information

Operation Overnight is currently booking at less than 50% capacity. Assigned berthing (sleeping) areas are limited to members of the same group and are sanitized between reservations. We utilize an ultraviolet (UV) light air purification process within our HVAC systems. UV light deactivates airborne and surface contaminants like mold, bacteria and viruses. Hand sanitizing stations are available for use throughout the museum.

Contact

For questions and help booking an overnight visit, call 843-881-5932 or email [email protected]

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COVID-19 Notice

Due to health safety measures related to COVID-19, structured, in-person education programs have been suspended. Please consider booking a guided or self-guided tour for your group.

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COVID-19 Notice

Due to health safety measures related to COVID-19, our overnight camping program has been suspended. Please consider joining our exclusive list to be among the first to learn when the program relaunches.

Interested in booking a day group visit to see our museum? Discounted rates for 10+ people.

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