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Titanic museum (Pigeon Forge, Tennessee)

This article is about the Pigeon Forge Titanic Museum. For the Branson Titanic Museum, see Titanic Museum (Branson, Missouri). For other uses, see Titanic Museum.

The TitanicMuseum is a two-story museum shaped like the RMS Titanic. It is located in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee 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.

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. In the Titanic Memorial Room, they will find out whether their ticketed passenger survived.

The structure cost $25 million to build.


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National Titanic Remembrance Day

  Each year on April 15th, National Titanic Remembrance Day is observed.  This day is dedicated to the memory of when the Titanic sank into the icy waters of the North Atlantic Ocean in April, 1912.  We remember the more than 1,500 people who died that day.

Known as the “the unsinkable ship”, the Titanic hit an iceberg at 11:40 pm April 14, 1912, on her maiden voyage from England to New York City.  Later, in the icy waters of the Atlantic Ocean, on April 15, 1912 the Titanic sank, along with those passengers still aboard that had been unable to escape, due to the insufficient amount of lifeboats on-board the ship.

There have been a few movies made about this subject.  Most recently Titanic starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet.

NATIONAL TITANIC REMEMBRANCE DAY HISTORY

This day is observed annually on April 15th in honor of those who lost their lives on aboard the Titanic in 1912.  We were unable to find the creator of National Titanic Remembrance Day, an “unofficial” National holiday.

 

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