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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Insights from Reserve Direct's own team members

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 Pigeon Forge Customer Reviews

133 Reviews
Jennifer Neumann
LILLINGTON, NC
4 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"Great experience"
April, 2018 NEW
This Museum was a phenomenal walkthrough time. To see all the artifacts from the Titanic era was a very humbling experience. My kids as well as myself learned a lot about the experience on the Titanic and look forward to returning in the previous years for their exhibits that change
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Kenneth McMillan
1 Review
"Very disappointing"
April, 2018 NEW
Upon arrival, myself & other cash carrying customers had the misfortune of having to interact with a couple young female employees who both had the most unpleasant facial expressions, as if what they were doing was so beneath them. They allowed far too many customers in at one time. Someone should explain to the employees that illmanored, poorly supervised children are not their only conncern.
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Tip: Don't get your hopes up.

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Melissa Beall
Grand Haven, MI
9 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"Excellent time!"
April, 2018 NEW
Great experience, even for our 10 yr old. We loved getting a boarding pass from a real traveler and finding out if they were a survivor. The Audio tour was nice, you could move at our own pace and listen to the historic stories. Feeling a real ice wall and putting your hand in the 28F water was an experience that brings it home. I recommend this to anyone visiting the area.
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Tip: Buy tickets ahead of time and make sure you stop and listen to the "Captain" tell his stories - excellent. They do not allow photos inside.

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Amy Bunch
Cross, SC
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"A must see!"
April, 2018 NEW
This museum is a must see for the whole family! They make it fun for everyone and even have a kids area! So much history in this place. We spent 3 hours in there and loved every minute of it!
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Tip: Prepare for 2-3 hours being spent there.

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Ray Metzger
Ephrata, PA
4 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"A Must See!!!"
April, 2018 NEW
This was the highlight of our Pigeon Forge trip. From arrival to end was a great visit. A replica of the Titanic (1/2 size) is the museum!!! Make no mistake this is the largest Titanic Museum in the world. Interactive exhibits, separate audio tours for adults & children (my 5 year old son loved this). Get your self onboard!!!
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Tip: Worth every penny, great for young & old. In the same lot as Hatfield & McCoy do both!!!

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Kristy Quayle
Noblesville, IN
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Great visit"
April, 2018 NEW
Very neat! Learned some new things as well!
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Nicole L.
West Bend, WI
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Amazing!!!"
April, 2018 NEW
This museum is absolute amazing! I would love to go back and see and read the things I missed!!! Definitely recommend for any titanic fan!!!
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Kristy Blalock
Portland, IN
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Titanic Museum"
April, 2018 NEW
We spent about an hour and a half there. I thought my 7 yr old boy would be bored b/c he didn't know about the Titanic going into it. However, he enjoyed it as much as the rest of us. They've done a good job of including interactive elements to keep younger ones interested. My husband and I learned so much as well. Given the topic, I wouldn't say it was "fun", but we were all glad that we went.
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Tip: We went in the afternoon and there was a huge line to get tickets and enter. We waited and went back 2 hours before closing and only saw a few other people there. It was like having the museum to ourselves for a private showing.

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TripAdvisor Reviews
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Susan T
Canal Winchester
"History brought to life"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed April 18, 2018 NEW
Obviously many people have been and still are fascinated by the tragedy of the “unsinkable” Titanic, and the creators of this museum in the foothills of the Great Smoky National Park understand that. Information is presented in a variety of formats, geared to both those familiar with the history and those who may want to learn about the ill-fated ship. Some may suggest this museum is a tourist trap, but I beg to differ. It is a sincere remembrance of a time long gone as well as a caution against hubris.
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Jennifer M
"Pretty good display of Titanic artifacts"
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed April 18, 2018 NEW
Luckily I checked the calendar on line- totally forgot it was the anniversary and it was closed on the day we originally wanted to visit! Given a passenger at admission to see if they made it through (mine did, BF's did not). Really moved by the temp of the water! Yikes! I just disliked you weren't able to take ANY pictures.
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CarolinaEarl
Columbia, SC
"Interactive and Fun"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed April 18, 2018 NEW
We liked the "journey" that they take you on. It was unique and fun, it helped make the experience. All of my kids enjoyed it.
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Lori S
"Anniversary"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed April 18, 2018 NEW
We toured the Titanic museum on the anniversary of the sinking. The tour was great. Very informative and interactive. Something for all ages.
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Derf1954
"Titanic museum "
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed April 17, 2018 NEW
Learned many things that I had historically incorrect. Saw many events not recorded in history. I never thought it was something interesting, to my mistake, was. Very interesting.
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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.