Titanic on the water
February 25, 2013

The world’s best place to explore the history of the Titanic is the Titanic Museum Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. Hundreds of artifacts from the Titanic are displayed in the galleries of this 30,000 square foot museum built to look like a luxury cruise liner. Upon arrival you will receive a boarding pass with the name of one of the actual passengers from the RMS Titanic. Come aboard and take a self-guided interactive tour, read survivor accounts and see pictures and footage of the vessel’s ruins still resting on the ocean floor.

While history, stories and movies have created an almost romantic image of the Titanic, a stop at the memorial wall, featuring the names of crew and passengers lost in the icy waters, serves as a stark reminder of the tragedy which occurred April 14th, 1912. Visit a replica of the rooms available for third class travelers and catch a glimpse as to what it would have been like to travel in cramped quarters with bathroom facilities right in the room. Learn the price of traveling in third class and hear stories about how the underprivileged were treated on this extravagant ocean liner.

Climb a replica of the famous Grand Staircase, built from the original Titanic blueprints, and discover the privileges afforded first class passengers. Tour a reproduction of the first class staterooms reserved for society’s rich and famous. Here you will hear the stories of first class survivors and learn the price of traveling in style. Don’t miss the discovery room where photos and footage from the remains of the Titanic are on display.

A visit to the Captain’s Bridge offers a chance to “steer” the ship, discover how cold the iceberg would have felt and sit in a lifeboat. Crew members and passengers in period costumes are also aboard Titanic Museum Pigeon Forge, ready to assist, answer questions and demonstrate what that historic voyage on the Titanic was really like.

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