Tea Time at the Titanic Museum

The world’s largest museum attraction—the Titanic Museum Attraction found in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee—is a must-see during your visit to the Smoky Mountains. At the Titanic Museum Attraction, you can view hundreds of original Titanic artifacts, learn stories of passengers and crew members aboard the ship, and even get your picture on the million-dollar exact replica of the original Grand Staircase!

You can view these amazing exhibits at the Titanic Museum no matter what time of year you decide to visit Pigeon Forge. But there’s one Pigeon Forge event that will only be in town for 3 days this February that you don’t want to miss!

Throughout the second weekend in February, visitors to the Titanic Museum Attraction in Pigeon Forge will have the exclusive opportunity to meet and greet with Penelope Carlevato, author of Tea on the Titanic and First Class Etiquette. During this exciting 3-day book signing event, you’ll not only have the chance to meet Penelope, but you’ll also be one of the first to hear about her brand-new book, The Art of Afternoon Tea! If you love tea time, books, or the Titanic, this is a great Pigeon Forge event to attend!

About the Author
Penelope Carlevato is an author, speaker, and culinary expert who specializes in making and enjoying the perfect cup of tea. Besides her other books, Penelope is the author of The Perfect Cup, and she is the founder of Penelope’s Tea Time, a website where you can learn all things tea, including the best tea time movies to watch, other tea time websites to check out, and reviews of tea rooms.

Born in England and raised in South Dakota, Penelope developed her love of tea time from her “mum.” She is now a well-known expert in the industry, serving as a hostess of tea-time ministries, an instructor of “The Art of Afternoon Tea,” and a guide for the annual “Taste of Britain” tea tour.

Her book Tea on the Titanic tells the fascinating tale of what it was like to have “High Tea on the High Seas” more than 100 years ago. Be sure to take home your signed copy of this book and her new release, The Art of Afternoon Tea, during your visit to the Titanic Museum Attraction in February!

About the Event
Penelope Carlevato will be on location at the Titanic Museum Attraction (2134 Parkway, Pigeon Forge) during the second weekend in February. Dates and times for this event are as follows:

Friday, February 12, 2016 — 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday, February 13, 2016 — 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday, February 14, 2016 — 1:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

For more information about this event or to purchase tickets to the museum during your stay, please call the Titanic Museum Attraction directly at 800-381-7670. You can purchase tickets online by clicking here.

Tea Time in the Smokies
If reading Penelope Carlevato’s new book inspires you to make time for tea time during your Pigeon Forge stay, we want you to know about a couple hidden gems of the tea world found right in the heart of the Smokies. Spice & Tea Exchange is a small shop in The Village in the nearby town of Gatlinburg where you can find exotic flavors to feed your tea-time craving. Besides tea, you can also find spices, oils, rubs, and grains at this unique shop. Be sure to take a favorite tea flavor back to your Pigeon Forge cabin so you can enjoy a sip of something warm and delicious during your chilly February getaway.

Another favorite spot for tea lovers in the Smokies is The Wild Plum Tea Room, also found in Gatlinburg. This Austrian-style tea house serves all the traditional tea-time recipes, from soups to sandwiches to delicious homemade desserts in a rustic mountain setting. Although The Wild Plum is currently closed for the season, it will reopen soon—on March 1, 2016! So stick around in your cozy Pigeon Forge cabin until then, and enjoy a fresh cup of tea done right in the Smoky Mountains!