Learn All about the Sinking of the Titanic at the Titanic Museum in Pigeon Forge
If you’re thinking about visiting Pigeon Forge, would you believe that, of all places, it’s the home of 1 of 2 museums in the country honoring the Titanic’s sinking? (The other is in Branson, Missouri.)
Pigeon Forge’s Titanic Museum memorializes the lives of the 2,208 passengers who traveled on the Titanic with more than 20 interactive galleries to enthrall your whole family.
What Can You Do at the Titanic Museum?
It’s a great self-guided tour for people of all ages – including children. When you first “board” the Titanic, you get a special replica pass with the name and story of a passenger who really rode the ship. Some of the interactive displays allow you to touch the 28-degree water the ship sank in, experience what it was like to stand in the icy night air, touch an iceberg, and learn how to send wireless SOS signals like they did in 1912.
Costumed crew members greet you along the way, helping you get a feel for what riding on the ship was actually like. You can even walk on a replica of the Grand Staircase, and tour a First Class suite and Third Class cabin. When you complete the tour, you get to check your boarding pass to see if “you” survived the journey. And not to worry – your children are always given the pass of a survivor.
More things to do at Titanic Pigeon Forge
Pigeon Forge’s Titanic Museum is much more than a museum experience (which it does very well). Regular events are held there, and some of the past events have included:
- Book signings by famous authors.
- Ice carving competitions.
- Fireworks during major holidays such as Thanksgiving.
- Snow-making off the bow of the ship during winter
Make sure you check the Titanic event calendar regularly to see what’s going on.
Renew Your Wedding Vows on the Titanic
The Smokies are one of the world’s most popular places to get married, and many people choose to renew their vows at the Titanic. Couples tell of the intense feeling in re-committing their love to one another, some simply being able this time to have a more grand celebration than they could the first time around.
Vow renewal packages at the Titanic are in the $200 to $300 range. It’s a popular place to be though, so make sure you call the museum at 800-381-7670 and reserve your time. Also you can use the web site and contact Titanic Museum Pigeon Forge online.
Regardless of what you do, you’re sure to have a good time at the grand and inspiring Titanic Museum at Pigeon Forge!