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The Titanic Museum in Pigeon Forge has two rare artifacts from the ship that will be on display for a limited time. From February 4 through April 10, visitors will be able to see a flask that was aboard the ship, as well as a pendant that belonged to one of the passengers. We have all the details on the rare artifacts that are on display and what else you can expect to see at the Titanic Museum in Pigeon Forge.
Rare Artifacts at the Titanic Museum
Andrew Aldridge, a Titanic artifact expert from London, recently came to Pigeon Forge to unveil a rare artifact. The item was a silver brandy flask that was aboard the ship. It is a unique piece of Titanic history that survived the sinking of the ship. The flask belonged to first-class Titanic passenger, Helen Churchill Candee, who traveled alone on the ship. She quickly made friends with Edward Kent, who escorted her to the lifeboats after the Titanic hit the iceberg. Helen gave Edward a treasured heirloom and the flask, telling him he had a better chance of surviving than she did. Both items were found in Edward’s jacket pocket when his body was pulled from sea. They remained in the Candee family until her granddaughter put the brandy flask up for auction at the Henry Aldridge & Son Auction House in England. Both artifacts will remain at the museum until April 10, when they will be auctioned off in London.
Watch the video from WBIR below to learn more about the rare artifacts on display at the Titanic Museum.
What to Expect at the Titanic Museum in Pigeon Forge
The Titanic Museum in Pigeon Forge is a celebration of the ship, its passengers, and its crew. It is designed to tell the stories of those who were aboard the Titanic and allow visitors to experience what it was like to be a passenger on the ship. When you board the ship, you will be given a boarding pass of an actual passenger or crew member who was on the Titanic. When you enter the Titanic Memorial Room, you can discover the fate of the passenger or crew member on your boarding pass. The most popular part of the museum is the replica of the Grand Staircase. It’s constructed from the original Harland & Wolff plans, and you’ll have the chance to walk it! There is also the Tot-Titanic, an interactive area for the kids to enjoy. Here are some other things you can expect to do when you visit:
- Reach your hand into 28-degree water
- Touch a real iceberg
- Shovel “coal” in the Boiler Room
- Learn how to send an SOS signal
- Stand on the sloping decks of the ship’s stern
- Hear true passenger stories as you sit in a lifeboat
Visit the Titanic Museum in Pigeon Forge
If you want to see the rare artifacts at the Titanic Museum in Pigeon Forge and everything else the museum has to offer, start planning your visit today! Buy your ticket to this can’t-miss Pigeon Forge attraction through Visit My Smokies and save on admission.