A two-story museum designed in the shape of the RMS Titanic, the Titanic Museum in Pigeon Forge, Missouri, 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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Check it out it is well worth the cost one of the best interactive museums I have been to. It's great for kids as well plenty of stuff to occupy the entire family.
A cold winter night well spent. Even after 3 hours, we still didn't see and do everything in the museum. Filled with many interactive displays and some impressive artifacts. The tour is self-guided audio (1 for adults & 1 for kids) but museum staff in period costumes met us at several points to give the displays a more personal touch. Well worth the admission cost! (Photos were not allowed.) Two of the more memorable features include a realistic iceberg (made from actual ice!!) and a life-size recreation of the "Grand Staircase."
I have been interested in the Titanic for over 40 years and I was very impressed with this Museum. You are given a boarding pass with information on an actual passenger as you enter. You can look throughout the tour for more info on them, and at the end you will find out if the survived the sinking. There are actual artifacts under glass which I thought was amazing. Although some of the dishes are typical of the White Star line and not from the Titanic. The entire museum is set up like a tour of the ship itself. You see 3rd, 2nd and 1st class areas. There is an entire room devoted to the ships most famous survivor, Margaret Brown, including memorabilia from the Debbie Reynold's film "The Unsinkable Molly Brown". My favorite exhibit was that of the ship's bridge, and the deck surrounding it. There is a water trough going around the rim of the deck that has water cooled to 38 degrees- same temp as the ocean when the ship sank. Make sure you don't just stick your hand in there- move it around in the water like you were swimming and you will see how much colder your hand becomes! This place is probably not good for kids under 7 or so. It takes a couple of hours to make your way to the end.
This is a must see if in Pigeon Forge. Like the self guided tour and the fact they give everyone their own device that hear the stories. Could not believe all the actual artifacts and photos they have on display. This is a must see for all ages.
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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?