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Members Only: Overnight on the JOSEPH CONRAD

September 14 - September 15

Ever wonder what it would be like to sleep under the stars on board a historic full-rigged ship? Wonder no longer! Mystic Seaport Museum members will have the opportunity to sleep on board the veteran training vessel, the Joseph Conrad. While the Museum is closed to the public, members will live like a sailor and enjoy special guided tours, chantey performances, sailor’s crafts, stargazing, and more!

Program Itinerary

Day One

6 p.m. Check-In & Pizza Dinner

7 p.m. Tour of the Charles W. Morgan

8 p.m. Tour of Mystic Seaport by night

9 p.m. Stargazing, Stories, and Snacks

10:30 p.m. Lights Out

Day Two

6:45 a.m. Wake Up Call: Pack Gear, Clean and Disembark Ship

7:30 a.m. Breakfast

8:30 a.m. Rigging Climb on board the Joseph Conrad and Sailor’s Crafts

9:30 a.m. Harpoon Throw

10 a.m. Farewells

Morning activities on Day Two are optional. Members are free to say their farewells early and enjoy the day on their own at Mystic Seaport Museum.

Accommodations on the historic vessel Joseph Conrad

The Joseph Conrad is a 111-foot iron-hulled veteran training ship that sailed under three flags before mooring permanently at the Museum in 1947. Built in 1882, this historic vessel has been modernized to provide heat, hot water, and electricity. There are two large cabins, each with 25 bunks. The bunks hang in sets of three from chains attached to the ceiling – allowing guests the experience of sleeping like a sailor. Each bunk has a thin mattress. Participating members should pack their own sleeping bag and pillow. A complete list of what to pack will be sent upon registration.

Please be aware there are no private rooms on board the vessel. Food and drink are not allowed above or below deck. However, if there are any special dietary needs, we will have designated storage nearby for easy access during the night.