Did you know that Friday, April 15 marked the 104 anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic? What a sad day in the history of our world that we would have lost so many people to this tragic and unfortunate event. Each one of those individuals has a story, and those stories deserve to be told. That is what the Titanic exhibit is about. It is about remembrance.
Recently I had the unique opportunity to check out the Titanic exhibit located in Pigeon Forge. This event was like no other in that we were given special treatment.
Upon arriving to this one of kind attraction you are greeted with an historically accurate view of the White Star Line station. It is a half-scale replica of front half of the Titanic. Costumed crew members greet you at the door and provide you with a boarding pass of one of the 2,208 passengers of the Titanic which help to make this experience one of a kind.
The museum offers a unique and unusual way to transform you back in time to that fateful night on board the Titanic. Guests are provided an audio remote device that hangs around your neck. You use this device to learn about the Titanic, it’s crew, and passengers. It makes learning about the Titanic more engaging. They even have kid friendly audio tours available. Simply punch in the number for the area you are at and enjoy learning.
With over 400 artifacts housed in this museum, you will get to tour this “unsinkable” ship through the eyes of a passenger or crew member. Get a “feel” for what it was like to construct this magnificent ship as you learn how this beautiful ship came to be.
Discover what a third-class cabin looks like or watch as the water rushes down the stairs toward you. See what a luxurious first-class cabin looked like and walk up the Grand Staircase that was constructed using the exact blue prints from Harland & Wolfe. Talk with the captain on the bridge and learn just how the “unsinkable” ship sank on that fateful night. Experience what 28 degree water feels like or the wall of an iceberg.
The museum also offers a variety of interactive exhibits including a station where kids can send an SOS or the chance to steer the Titanic away from the iceberg.
One of the parts my family enjoyed in particular was the area where you get to experience what it would have felt like to be on deck as the Titanic came closer and closer to sinking. These replicas showcase three different levels of degree as the ship became upright. You really will feel like you might “sink.”
You end your tour in the Memorial Room. Here you will learn the fate of your assigned passenger. Without giving too much away about my passenger I was the only one to survive the sinking from my group of four. It was a very moving and sobering experience as you gaze upon the wall of the names of those that perished.
Due to Federal Copyright Laws and to protect the artifacts, taking pictures inside the museum is prohibited. You will be given the opportunity to have a family picture taken inside for later purchase. You are also instructed to turn off your cell phone prior to entering the museum.
Want a great MUST SEE attraction in the Great Smoky Mountains? The Titanic Museum, located in Pigeon Forge, is a fantastic family friendly attraction that everyone should experience. Be sure to make the Titanic Museum Attraction a to do on your Great Smoky Mountain Vacation! Check out Titanic photos here. My family enjoyed our visit and look forward to going again.
Social Media Connections
DISCLAIMER: I was given a free passes for my family to review this attraction in exchange for my honest opinion. Many thanks to the Titanic Museum Attraction for allowing us to come.
Images taken from the official Titanic Museum Attraction website and Official Facebook page.