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SOME OF THE MOST ASKED QUESTIONS.
When is the museum attraction open?
The Titanic Museum Attraction is open 7 days a week. Our hours vary daily. Please refer to our online calendar on our home page for daily hours of operation.
Is there a restaurant or cafe at the museum attraction?
No, there isn’t but there are many restaurants in the surrounding Parkway area.
Is the Titanic Pigeon Forge Museum Attraction accessible by wheelchair?
YES. The Titanic Museum Attraction is fully accessible to the disabled and is wheelchair friendly. We also have wheelchairs available.
Are there employment opportunities at the museum attraction?
We are currently fully staffed but you can click on our Human Resource link for future hiring information.
Were any of the Titanic artifacts on display taken from the wreck site?
None of the artifacts you see at Titanic Pigeon Forge were taken from the wreck site. The many priceless Titanic artifacts and relics that are on display were either carried off the ship by Titanic passengers and crew or were recovered from the sea during the rescue effort. Many of these pieces are on display for the first time.
Can you take pictures inside the museum?
No. Due to copyright laws, no photographs or video are allowed inside the museum. However, there are many great photo opportunities outside the ship.
Is Titanic Pigeon Forge part of Dolly Parton’s Dollywood?
There is no connection whatsoever between Dollywood and Titanic Pigeon Forge other than the fact that both venues are located in the same Great Smoky Mountains National Park area.
How big is the museum attraction?
Titanic Pigeon Forge is a 30,000 square-foot, ship-shaped structure situated on 5.69 acres that overlook the Gateway to the Great Smoky Mountain National Park. The forward half of the ship will be re-created and will be half-the size of the original Titanic. It holds 20 galleries with hundred of artifacts on two decks. The primary objective in creating Titanic Pigeon Forge was to build a permanent monument to the 2,208 men, women and children who sailed on her.
I hear the museum attraction has re-created Titanic’s Grand Staircase and that visitors can actually climb the stairs. Is that true?
Yes. The section of the First Class staircase between A-Deck and B-Deck has been re-created using original plans from Harland and Wolff, the Titanic builders. It is centered under a wrought iron and glass dome that duplicates what was installed on Titanic. Additionally, there is an accurate re-creation of both a First Class suite and Third Class cabin.
Are there interactive opportunities for my kids to enjoy?
Yes, the interactive areas of Titanic Pigeon Forge provide many hands-on experiences that are designed to give children and adults alike a sense of what it might have been like to actually be on board the Titanic. Families will be able to learn how to send a wireless SOS signal and see how difficult communication was in 1912; they’ll feel what it was like to stand in the icy night air while touching a soaring wall of ice that simulates the iceberg that sliced through the ship. Guests will be able to experience water chilled to 28 degrees which delivers a stark reminder of what two-thirds of the Titanic’s passengers and crew had to endure.
How often do you change your displays and exhibits?
We change our exhibits a minimum of once per year.
Why was Pigeon Forge selected as the site for the second Titanic Museum Attraction?
Pigeon Forge is one of the fastest growing tourist destinations in America, attracting more than 11 million visitors each year. Along with Dollywood, the Dixie Stampede, the Comedy Barn, the Black Bear Jamboree Dinner Theatre, water parks, popular outlet malls, 20 exciting theatres and many restaurants, the new Titanic Museum Attraction will add yet another reason to stop, stay and be enlightened while in Pigeon Forge.
How long does the tour take?
The Titanic Pigeon Forge Museum Attraction is a self-guided tour. Because there is so much to see and do in the museum the average length of time a guest will spend is two hours.
Will the Titanic Pigeon Forge have a mission statement?
Both Titanic Pigeon Forge and Titanic Branson Museum Attractions share the same mission statement: To serve as a historical, humanitarian and educational facility that pays tribute to the memory of all those who sailed on Titanic.
I’ve seen one of those Titanic traveling exhibits and wondered why I should care about seeing this one.
Titanic Pigeon Forge and Titanic Branson are unlike anything you’ve seen before. They’re permanent, Titanic-size museum attractions that are unequalled in the world. From the moment you board the ship you’ll begin to see, experience and feel the difference. Costumed crew members will introduce you to some of the 2,208 passengers and crew that were on board the ship and you’ll have an opportunity to pay your respect to all them before you leave.
Is Titanic Pigeon Forge part of Fee Hedrick's company?
There is no connection between their business and Titanic Pigeon Forge. We are glad to be neighbors to the Hatfield & McCoy Dinner Show and their many other entertainment operations.