Titanic Museum in Pigeon Forge, TN

2134 ParkwayPigeon Forge, TN 37863
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Overview

A two-story museum designed in the shape of the RMS Titanic, the Titanic Museum in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, features 400 fascinating pre-discovery artifacts in its 20 gallery displays. This iconic family-friendly attraction offers a two-hour self-guided tour that is designed to make guests feel as though they are actually one of the original passengers on the ship’s 1912 maiden voyage.

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Pigeon Forge Travel Experts
  • This is a self guided tour, so you go at your own pace.
  • Plan to spend about 2 hours.
  • Interactive exhibits throughout the museum.
  • Features a recreation of Grand Staircase and fully styled ship cabins.
  • Photos are not allowed inside.

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Anne Mercer

A phenomenal look into the personal experiences aboard the Titanic. The interactive exhibits help guests understand what transpired that fateful night. Don’t rush through the museum — every part of the self-guided tour is worth your time. Finding out the fate of your assigned passenger is an experience beyond words.

Description

from Titanic Museum Attraction
Everyone knows the name Titanic!
Everyone knows that Titanic hit an iceberg!
Everyone knows Titanic was lost!
But there is so much more to her story....

Our museum attraction is home to one of the largest collections of authentic, Titanic artifacts, and the guardian of 2,208 passengers and crew stories.

Discover the stories of the passengers and crew who sailed Titanic, as our crew and interactive galleries bring them to life. We are more than just a museum; we are a Permanent, Interactive Attraction for all ages.

• Walk the Grand Staircase
• Steer the ship
• Learn to send an SOS signal
• Touch an iceberg
• KID FRIENDLY
• 2 Hour walk-through experience

"...did not disappoint...loved it." - Facebook Fan
“I thought it would be hokey. It wasn’t.” — Murphy Evans
“The best Titanic exhibit I’ve seen yet.” – TripAdvisor Review

NEW in 2018!
Only one place can hold the WORLD'S LARGEST TITANIC LEGO SHIP -
the World's Largest Museum Attraction in Pigeon Forge! The 25ft x 4 ft x 5ft LEGO Titanic was built by a 10-year-old Icelandic boy with autism who had a Titanic size dream. It was a daunting, 11-month undertaking, but he overcame the challenges to create a LEGO ship of Titanic proportions. His inspiring story has generated wide international media coverage & his Titanic LEGO Ship will make a USA debut at our Titanic Museum.

Amenities: Handicap accessible, elevator, free parking, bus parking, gift shop. We also offer rentals for special occasions like birthdays, weddings and vow renewal services.

Reserve Gatlinburg Customer Reviews

143 Reviews
Margaret Lang
Smyrna, TN
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Titanic adventure"
May, 2018 NEW
I had heard family members rave about the museum and I wasn't disappointed. We loved the audio introduction, read every bit of information, loved being a ship passenger, overwhelmed by their experiences and profoundly moved by it all. I wouldn't mind going again.
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Tip: Be prepared to spend several hours so you don't miss anything.

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David Hoover
Chesapeake, VA
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"47th Wedding Anniveray"
May, 2018 NEW
Enjoyed the presentation of each of the points along the tour. The audio tour aspect enhanced the overall experience. I could almost sense the horrific event unfolding, as I maneuvered the ship at the helm.
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Tip: Allow plenty of time to experience the ship; do some general research about the disaster; have different family members dig into different aspects. It will come alive when you arrive.

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Daphne Covington
Ellabell, GA
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Loved it"
May, 2018 NEW
My family and I enjoyed the Lego Titanic. It was amazing what this young man can do. I have always loved information about the Titanic but to be able to see these items up close was the best. We also enjoyed the broading passes and how you were that person and could see your outcome and how they lived. Amazing way to keep their memories alive!
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Tip: If you would like to be there on the day the captain (who is amazing and look like the original captain of the Titanic) is there call ahead and ask.

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James Guest
Carrollton, TX
1 Review
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"Very enjoyable and informative"
April, 2018 NEW
Exhibitions done very well with lots of information.?
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Tip: Be prepared to spend at least 2 hours

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Jacqueline LaBerge
mills river , NC
1 Review
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"Anniversay"
April, 2018 NEW
It was amazing. The most special thing I got todo while in Pigeon Forge
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Tip: Learning who you were in the piano room and if you lived or died was a very interesting story. Just being there by the stairs with water rushing down madeit fell like I was actually there

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Teressa Wallace
Bristol, VA
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Very educational!"
April, 2018 NEW
This was my first time visiting the museum. I had read a few reviews before coming - but the actual experience was beyond the reviews I had read. We met the young man who donated the Titanic model made from Legos. It is a must see. Pictures cannot capture the scale and beauty of it. Very much worth our while. It has peaked my interest to read more about the people on board the Titanic.
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Tip: Arrive early to give yourself ample time to enjoy the displays and do sit down at the top of the stair case to take in its beauty.

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Sara Richards
Hebron , KY
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"The violins"
April, 2018 NEW
The titanic museum will make you feel like your living it when you see the water rushing down the steps or the grand staircase replica. Once you hear the violin play or feel how cold the water was you will feel a lump in your throat very historical, beautiful and tear jerker if you listen to the stories. Loved it!
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Joyce Wilson
Nekoosa, WI
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Titanic Museum"
April, 2018 NEW
The museum was just great we enjoyed it very much. It was so interesting and so sad knowing that so many great people lost their lives.
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Tip: Pigeon Forge is a great area to vacation to it is so pretty and great shows to see. Dollywood is great had a great day there.

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TripAdvisor Reviews
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Edward S
Halifax, Pennsylvania
"Titanic, its worth the trip."
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed May 19, 2018 NEW
This is a must see if you are in the area. This attraction takes you through the Titanic event from its conception to its building to its tragic ending. If you have seen other Titanic attractions then see this. It has actual artifacts from the Titanic. The Grand Staircase is recreated in actual size that you get to walk through, along with live people dressed in period costume who inform you of what you are seeing. At the end you check your ticket to see the fate of the passenger you represent.
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myajenna
South Berwick, Maine
"Better and More Interesting than a Museum"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed May 18, 2018 NEW
We enjoyed the back story about the Titanic. We especially enjoyed a pianist play what is believed to be the final song played before the Titanic went down. It was interesting to feel the 28 degree water to see how cold it was in the water when this ship went down. Everyone is given a card when they enter with a name of someone on the ship and their story. At the end there is a list to see if our character survived or not. One of us did and one of us didn't. A nice place to visit for couples and for older children.
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Callie S
La Follette, Tennessee
"LOVE"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed May 16, 2018 NEW
I love going to the Titanic Museum. Everything there is so interesting. I always spend hours in there and completely lose track of time.
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AUMomX2
Sarasota, Florida
"Wow! What a surprise!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed May 16, 2018 NEW
I insisted we go because I've always been fascinated by the Titanic. Wasn't expecting much & price took my breath away. You semi become a"passenger". You see the "real" grand staircase, third class cabin, first class cabin parlor, & feel the actual water temp. Very nice job of presenting it all as a memorial. Many actual artifacts. This is not what we expected to experience in the Smokey Mts. but so glad we did. We took 3 hours (needed more places to sit down). I think it might be packed during busy season. Don't miss it!
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rgglenn
Oakwood, Georgia
"The Titanic at Pigeon Forge"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed May 16, 2018 NEW
The most interesting things to me were the actual artifacts and period pieces-of which there are a few. Guests are also invited to see what the actual water temp in the North Atlantic would feel like. You are given a "boarding pass" with an actual passenger's name on it. At the end of the tour, you check and see if you were one of the survivors. ( I was not, but the wife of my character was.) The attraction will take however long you wish to linger. It is neither cheap, nor terribly expensive. I was glad we did it once, but probably would not do it again.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Titanic Museum Attraction

Is there a restaurant or cafe at the Titanic Museum Attraction?
No, there isn’t but there are many restaurants in the surrounding Parkway area.

Are cameras/video allowed at the Titanic Museum?
No. Cameras and/or video cameras are not allowed at the museum.

Is the Titanic Pigeon Forge Museum Attraction accessible by wheelchair?

Yes. The Titanic Museum Attraction is fully accessible to the disabled and is wheelchair friendly. We also have wheelchairs available.

Were any of the Titanic artifacts on display taken from the wreck site?
None of the artifacts you see at Titanic Pigeon Forge were taken from the wreck site. The many priceless Titanic artifacts and relics that are on display were either carried off the ship by Titanic passengers and crew or were recovered from the sea during the rescue effort. Many of these pieces are on display for the first time.

How big is the Titanic Museum Attraction?
Titanic Pigeon Forge is a 30,000 square-foot, ship-shaped structure situated on 5.69 acres that overlook the Gateway to the Great Smoky Mountain National Park. The forward half of the ship is re-created and will be half-the-size of the original Titanic. It holds 20 galleries with hundred of artifacts on two decks. The primary objective in creating Titanic Pigeon Forge was to build a permanent monument to the 2,208 men, women and children who sailed on her.

I hear the museum attraction has re-created Titanic’s Grand Staircase and that visitors can actually climb the stairs. Is that true?
Yes. The section of the First Class staircase between A-Deck and B-Deck has been re-created using original plans from Harland and Wolff, the Titanic builders. It is centered under a wrought iron and glass dome that duplicates what was installed on Titanic. Additionally, there is an accurate re-creation of both a First Class suite and Third Class cabin.

Are there interactive opportunities for my kids to enjoy?
Yes, the interactive areas of Titanic Pigeon Forge provide many hands-on experiences that are designed to give children and adults alike a sense of what it might have been like to actually be on board the Titanic. Families will be able to learn how to send a wireless SOS signal and see how difficult communication was in 1912; they’ll feel what it was like to stand in the icy night air while touching a soaring wall of ice that simulates the iceberg that sliced through the ship. Guests will be able to experience water chilled to 28 degrees which delivers a stark reminder of what two-thirds of the Titanic’s passengers and crew had to endure.

How long does the tour take?
The Titanic Pigeon Forge Museum Attraction is a self-guided tour. Because there is so much to see and do in the museum the average length of time a guest will spend is two hours.

I’ve seen one of those Titanic traveling exhibits and wondered why I should care about seeing this one?
Titanic Pigeon Forge and Titanic Branson are unlike anything you’ve seen before. They’re permanent, Titanic-size museum attractions that are unequaled in the world. From the moment you board the ship, you’ll begin to see, experience, and feel the difference. Costumed crew members will introduce you to some of the 2,208 passengers and crew that were on board the ship and you’ll have an opportunity to pay your respect to all them before you leave.