MOUNT PLEASANT, SC – The Patriots Point Naval and Maritime Museum will be relaunching its historic overnight program and is now accepting reservations. Now called Operation Overnight, groups can spend a night or two aboard the aircraft carrier USS Yorktown and sleep in the same bunks as WWII sailors.
Patriots Point has one of the oldest museum ship experiences and draws visitors from across the country. Guests enjoy sleeping in the traditional Navy mooring compartments, accessing the museum after hours, and watching a movie night in the ship’s theater.
“We guarantee it will be an unforgettable adventure,” said Sarah Edmiston, Director of Operation Overnight. “We see adults visiting who slept on board when they were children. They had so much fun that decades later, they bring their children to share those memories. “
Included with Operation Overnight is a new immersive Live Like a Sailor program. Through Live Like a Sailor, groups will participate in guided tours of the USS Yorktown, USS Laffey, and the Medal of Honor Museum. They will learn history, naval terminology and heroism as they uncover the stories of those who served on these ships.
Edmiston said: “When the guests leave Operation Overnight, I want them to say, ‘I’ve learned what honor is.’ I learned about patriotism. I learned to be brave. I hope this is an experience they will carry with them for the rest of their lives.
Operation Overnight is available for groups of 10 or more. Groups can choose between a one or two night stay that includes admission to the museum, the Live Like a Sailor program, a commemorative badge, and more. To make a reservation, visit patriotspoint.org.
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