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 took my two kids, age 10 and 8. We all loved it. My kids were familiar with the history of the Titanic and wanted to go to this exhibit. I had been reading up on others experiences on Trip Advisor, so I wanted to share ours. From the moment you walk up to purchase your ticket you are treated as a passenger. The ticket takers are dressed in period clothing, as are all staff. This really adds to the whole experience. I would not take very young children here. I say this as a parent myself, and out of respect for those around you. As others before me have mentioned, you are given a card with the name of an actual passenger, and that persons information. You find out if you lived or not at the end. Also at the end you can find out what happened to your person in their life if you were a survivor. (My kids and I all "lived"' but the little girl my daughter was given burned to death a few years after the Titanic.) This is a relatively self -guided tour. At the start you will be given a device to listen to that will coordinate with the area you're at and the roon you're in. One thing I appreciated was that the listening device my kids had was different than mine. In other words, the kids "tour" is on an appropriate level. We spent all of two hours here. I saw pictures and learned things I never knew. It was stunning to be able to put your hand in water as cold as it was that night, and see that violin that played, and so many, many, other artifacts. I definitely loved this tribute and think it's a must see for all.
Took our boys here. They loved the interactive exhibits, but didn't appreciate the museum pieces and wanted to rush through it. Fascinating for adults and older kids, but definitely not for young kids.
This was a wonderful visit and I would love to go back and read everything and take my time to look. My kids got very bored and got ready to leave as soon as we got in.
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Throughly enjoyed this. It really made you feel like you were there. Even my teenage grandchildren enjoyed it. Was exciting to see at the end if your character made it.
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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.
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