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.
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Charlotte, North Carolina
What an incredible exhibit. Real artifacts from the Titanic made this a truly nostalgic experience. !
We walked into this place on a Saturday night and ended up paying nearly $115 for FOUR people. It took us an hour to get through the museum, and there was so much reading to do, so we all became bored fairly quickly. I was very disappointed at the lack of real artifacts - there were only a few, most were just replicas. And don't even think about taking pictures in there because you can't! And also keep in mind they will take your picture in front of a backdrop which is the Grand Staircase, however, they will charge you $30 for it in the gift shop! You'd figure with the steep admission fee, the picture would at least be included in the price since you can't take any other photos once you get inside. So unless you enjoy reading pointless information until your eyes burn, I would NOT waste my money at this tourist trap.
Oak Ridge, Tennessee
I loved this attraction! The staff was friendly and quick to help. The price is great as well. And we didn't feel rushed to get out.
This was a very nice exhibit. The staff was very nice and knowledgeable, and took their jobs pretty seriously. There were some cool artifacts and a few cool interactive things that the kids enjoyed. But for the most part, it was a typical, slow (kinda boring ) museum. There was a lot of history about the passengers and the crew...the kids were a little bored but if history is your thing, you will certainly enjoy.
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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 unequalled 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.
What are the requirements for the Family Pass?