The Titanic Museum
Titanic Pigeon Forge
The Titanic Museum
Titanic Museum (Pigeon Forge, Tennessee) is located in Tennessee
Titanic Museum (Pigeon Forge, Tennessee)
35.82055 N, -83.578935 W
Titanic Museum (Pigeon Forge, Tennessee) is located in the United States
Titanic Museum (Pigeon Forge, Tennessee)
Titanic Museum (Pigeon Forge, Tennessee) (the United States)
EstablishedApril 8, 2010; 14 years ago (2010-04-08)
Location2134 Parkway
Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, United States
Coordinates35°49′14″N 83°34′44″W / 35.82055°N 83.578935°W / 35.82055; -83.578935
Collection size400 personal and private artifacts[1]
CuratorPaul Burns
OwnerEPR Properties
Websitetitanicpigeonforge.com

The Titanic Museum is a two-story museum shaped like the RMS Titanic. It is located in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, United States, and opened on April 8, 2010. It is built half-scale to the original ship. Similar to the one in Branson, Missouri, the museum holds 400 pre-discovery artifacts in twenty galleries. It is the largest permanent Titanic museum in the world.[2]

The structure is built in a pool to create the illusion of the Titanic at sea, and the 2-hour, self-guided tour is designed to give guests the sensation of being an original passenger on the Titanic's 1912 maiden voyage.

As guests enter, they are given a passenger boarding ticket. On this ticket is the name of an actual Titanic passenger and the class they were traveling. Guests will learn the individual stories of several passengers and crew members. The museum features a replica of the ship's First Class grand staircase, in which souvenir photos can be taken. In the Titanic Memorial Room, they will find out whether their ticketed passenger survived.

The structure cost $25 million to build.[3]

References

  1. ^ "About Titanic Pigeon Forge". TitanicPigeonForge.com. Retrieved 25 June 2019.
  2. ^ Sanati, Mercedeh (April 16, 2010). "A Titanic museum in Tennessee". The Globe and Mail. pp. TRAVEL, Pg. T7. Archived from the original on April 18, 2010. Retrieved June 25, 2019.
  3. ^ Wagner, Matt (November 2, 2009). "Titanic museum drops anchor in Pigeon Forge". Springfield Business Journal. Retrieved April 2, 2018.