Winter Events at the Titanic Museum
After opening in 2010, the Titanic Museum Attraction continues to be one of the most popular tourist attractions in Pigeon Forge. This exhibit is easy to spot on the Parkway because it was built to look like the RMS Titanic. The museum itself is 2 stories and built half-scale to the original ship. But inside, when you walk through the old hallways and down the $1 million exact replica of the Grand Staircase, you’ll feel like you’re walking on the original.
What is there to do at the Titanic Museum Attraction? More than you’ll have time for in 1 visit! As you enter, you’ll receive a boarding pass of an actual Titanic passenger or crew member, and then you’re free to wander through the museum, learning their stories and what it was like on that fateful night more than 100 years ago. You can touch an iceberg and feel 28-degree water; you can shovel “coal” in the replicated boiler room; you can learn how to send an SOS signal; and you can even sit in a true-to-size lifeboat and hear passenger stories.
Besides all this, there’s “Tot-Titanic” at this museum—an interactive area for guests 8 and younger. So you can bring the whole family for a time of learning about and exploring the most famous luxury liner in the world, Titanic. And coming up this winter are some special events and happenings we want you to know about so you can plan your Pigeon Forge stay with ease. Check back at the Titanic Events page for more information about these events or others scheduled for later months in 2016.
Closed for Cleaning
Even the Titanic Museum needs a good cleaning every once in a while. That’s why the attraction will be closing from January 11–14, 2016. The crew will use this time to clean the ship from top to bottom, which means new paint, new carpeting, and even new exhibits. After they’re done, you’ll be able to view new artifacts and learn new pieces of history about the ship that you weren’t able to before! So be sure to stay in Pigeon Forge at least until January 15, 2016, when the Titanic Museum Attraction will reopen with a fresh start. You can be one of the first to view this sparkling clean attraction after her makeover!
One of the best features of the Titanic Museum Attraction in Pigeon Forge is its exact replica of the original Grand Staircase on the RMS Titanic. After spending $1 million to build this replica, the museum wants you to use it! In fact, this is the world’s only Titanic staircase designed for actual use by guests. That’s why the Titanic Museum Attraction is opening the museum in February to all those couples looking for the perfect place for marriage proposals, engagement photos, wedding ceremonies, and vow renewals. That’s right—you can do all of this in high style on the Grand Staircase! But hurry, because Sweetheart Month only lasts through the end of February. If you’re interested in using the museum for your special occasion, call early to book your reservation at 800-381-7670.
Did you know the RMS Titanic was built in Belfast, Ireland? And did you know that, as a passenger group, the Irish outnumbered all other nationalities on board? That’s why, during the month of March, the Titanic Museum Attraction hosts its annual celebration of the Irish. Total, there were 159 Irish passengers and crew aboard Titanic. During the Irish celebration at the museum, you can learn their stories and pay tribute to the men and women who “gave birth” to the largest and most technologically advanced ship of its age.
For more information about any of these events at the Titanic Museum Attraction, please call 800-381-7670. The museum is located at 2134 Parkway, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863. You can purchase tickets online or at the door.