Star of India ship is a California historical landmark, built in 1863, it is the world's oldest sailing ship. The ship retired in 1926, but was restored in 1962-1963 and is now ported at the Maritime Museum in San Diego, California. The Star of India was a full rigged ship made of iron, she traveled from Great Britain to India and New Zealand. The ship was named Star of India in 1906. The ship still sails once a year, and houses maritime exhibits. Visiting the old ship is a thrilling experience for the children, the ship is open for tours almost every day of the year.
Things to Do
- The Star of India features many interesting exhibits, see the "age of Sail" exhibit showing how people sailed and lived on the ship back in the days.
- Other exhibits are the age of steam, charting the sea, harvesting the ocean, and San Diego's Navy.
- On your tour, you can explore the old ship and get to know more of its history and voyages, docents will answer questions.
- Festival of sail event is a fun annual event that the whole family can enjoy, the festival features kid's zone and many fun activities for the whole family.
- If you're looking for some sailing adventure, come abroad the Historic bay cruise tour, the 45-minute tour on the "pilot" lets you explore the bay.
- Families can get to spend a night on the star of India ship, the family overnight features many activities of the old maritime, sleep on the tween decks, see how 19th century voyages took place.
Star of India Insider Tips
- Must wear sunscreen and closed toed shoes.
- Families can get a special admission package.