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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I was not very interested in going but the wife really want to. It did surprise me and was well worth the time we spent there. Being able to go thru at your own pace is great because we are both disabled. Could use a few more places to sit and rest from time to time but they did have several places to sit. For the audio tour I did like that they had a version for both adults and children.Very clean and well taken care of
The Titanic experience becomes your own, up close and real. The 5 hours we were there did not allow us enough time to read and see everything. We will return to catch what we missed. The displays, stories, scaled models, and hands-on experiences were well done...and the Grand Staircase and the the First Class bedroom!!! The crew was helpful in answering questions along the way. Every aspect about the ship, people and that day were captured. Only thing missing was the kitchen, food storage and meal preparations. Curious about how that was managed. There were activities for the children, especially one particular play area, but I could see they may get bored and restless and possibly cutting the adult's trip short. Cons: Wear comfortable shoes, there are benches throughout but we didn't sit for long. Too much to see. That's the only reason we left, our feet were tired. Do not go during peak season in Pigeon Forge or during peak hours of the day. 9:00 opening and in January was still very busy. But not too crowded to disrupt our visit. The crowd noise can get loud in parts of the ship making it difficult to hear the phone you carry with you. Plus certain displays got bottlenecked, but no more than a 5-7 minute wait. We made the trip just to go to the museum. Well worth it!
Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia
very family friendly attraction,thats so conveient to the parkway.I just wish they had more parking and that the price was a little cheaper
Mount Juliet, Tennessee
I bought a Groupon for this attraction and that saved me $35. It had actual artifacts from the wreckage and many pictures and learning stations. I was impressed by the incline area (not sure what they called it), It is like standing on the ship at different angles as the ship was sinking and you get a sense of how it would be hard to hold on without falling off. they also had an area that showed how dark it was in the lifeboats and the you could feel the cold water the passengers felt. I was disappointed that they would not let you take pictures inside the attraction. Otherwise very educational. Probably, wasted on the young kiddos.
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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?