In 1909, a large group of hardworking, skilled Irish laborers began work on the legendary RMS Titanic. A little more than two years later, the ship was completed, and shortly after, left Belfast, Ireland, for Southampton, U.K., where it would begin its maiden voyage to New York City. Of course, the Titanic never made it to its destination, but the story of this colossal ship’s journey is one that, even 100 years later, we cannot forget.
Attractions and Exhibits
In Pigeon Forge, we invite you to journey back to the year 1912 with a visit to the Titanic Museum Attraction. At the exhibit, a self-guided tour is available that allows you to explore the Titanic’s hallways and cabins—even the elegant Grand Staircase. You can touch a real iceberg and feel the chill of 28-degree water, designed to mimic the Atlantic Ocean the night of the sinking.
The exhibit also features the Titanic Memorial Room, where you can read more than 2,000 names of passengers and crew who boarded the Titanic in Southampton more than a century ago. Plus, curators have salvaged more than 400 personal artifacts from these passengers—a collection worth over $4.5 million that is on display in Pigeon Forge.
Celebrating the Irish
We especially invite you to visit the Titanic Museum Attraction during the month of March. All month long, the exhibit will celebrate the Irish, who not only helped build the Titanic but who also served as crew members on the Titanic’s maiden voyage. In fact, no other nationality had as many passengers on board the Titanic in 1912 as the Irish.
The Titanic Museum Attraction honors these 159 Irish passengers and crew each year by retelling their stories. When you visit from March 1 through March 30, you will have the chance to experience live Irish music and Irish step dancing, as well as storytellers and comedians from Ireland. The entire month explores Irish history and culture, especially the history of those who built and boarded the RMS Titanic.
The Titanic Museum Attraction is located on the main Parkway in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. Hours of operation are between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. daily. Because of the popularity of the venue, reservations are recommended. You can also pre-purchase tickets online. Tickets prices are $25.20 for adults, $11.14 for children (ages 5-12), and free for children ages 4 and under. Family passes and group options are also available. For more information on ticket prices and how to purchase, click here.