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April 15th is the centennial anniversary of the sinking of the infamous cruise liner the Titanic, commemorated in Pigeon Forge with an ongoing set of dedicated exhibits and events. Pigeon Forge’s Titanic Museum will feature a host of family-friendly exhibits to memorialize the 2,208 passengers who died when the Titanic sank.
In March, the museum will celebrate “Irish Month,” a salute to not only the Irishmen who built the ship, but also the many poor Irish aboard when it sank. To celebrate this Irish heritage, Titanic Museum Attractions will soon announce the winners of the “100th Year Tour Ireland Sweepstakes,” who will receive roundtrip tickets to Ireland to experience its culture and history firsthand. In addition, the Museum has partnered with Tenon Tours to offer a 10-day commemorative tour through Ireland.
Titanic Museum in Pigeon Forge
The Museum in Pigeon Forge will also give guests a chance to see exact replicas of the Titanic’s grand staircase, as well as ship’s quarters from second and third class. The Grand Staircase can be booked for weddings, corporate parties and vow renewals, and there will also be an exhibit dedicated to showcasing the re-release of James Cameron’s immortal drama, Titanic 3D. It will host props, costumes and other collectibles from the film, giving visitors a behind-the-scenes look at the movie. There will also be a special Princess Tea Party in May.
The Titanic Museum will also feature author signings, an exhibit dedicated to the conditions onboard the Titanic and a place to feel the temperature of the water when the Titanic sank. A first-class “maid” will tell 100 stories of passengers onboard the Titanic, from first class and steerage passengers to crew members. On April 15th, the Coast Guard will release a memorial box into the sea on the spot the Titanic sank, an event coordinated by the Titanic Museum at Pigeon Forge.