Vacationing in the Smokies can be a fun and educational experience for anyone visiting the attractions and museums dotted throughout the area. A favorite for families is the Titanic Pigeon Forge museum because of the educational tours and larger-than-life exhibits. February is filled with exciting and informative events at the museum, so Stony Brook Cabins, a premier provider of cabins in Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg, has all the details.
The “Unsinkable Molly” Brown exhibit is now open at the Titanic museum. The exhibit holds never-before-seen items including cherished possessions and private papers. Adding to these amazing events, Brown’s great-granddaughter Helen Benziger will be making an additional two-day appearance to tell stories of her legendary ancestor.
As a survivor of the RMS Titanic, Margaret Brown is known best for her heroic efforts to help others evacuate the ship. She raised more than $20,000 for a relief fund to help those who had lost everything.
Another hero of the Titanic was A.H. Rostron, captain of the RMS Carpathia. After hearing the Titanic’s distress call, Captain Rostron guided the Carpathia through the ice for more than four hours to the 20 lifeboats waiting to be rescued.
Six weeks after the rescue, she and the other surviving passengers presented Captain Rostron with a “Loving Cup” trophy in honor of his service. For the first time since, Captain Rostron’s descendants and Margaret Brown’s descendants will have a “Loving Cup” reunion where guests can meet them and see the actual cup in person.
Another exciting event planned for February 14 through 16 is a book signing during Tea on the Titanic author Penelope Carlevato’s visit. Her book weaves the history and culture of tea time in the Titanic era with recipes and personal stories. Guests can buy copies at the museum, and Carlevato will sign copies from 10:00am to 5:00pm during her three day visit.
To wrap up an exciting month, author Lee W. Meredith will have book signings from 11:00am to 7:00pm February 22 through March 5. His book, 1912 Facts About the Titanic is filled with fascinating facts including a tour of the ship, ports of call and rescue efforts.
See the full schedule of events for February below.
February 14-15 Meet Helen Benziger
February 14-15 Loving Cup Reunion
February 14-16 Penelope Carlevato Book Signing
February 22- March 5 Lee Meredith Book Signing
Also during the month of February, the Titanic Attraction will be honoring teachers with special pricing as a thank you to those who educate and nurture current students and future leaders. All teachers and principals from Tennessee schools are welcome to purchase tickets for only $8.50 each with a school ID. Each educator may bring up to one guest for the price of $8.50 each as well.
How to Purchase Tickets
2134 Parkway Pigeon Forge, TN
Visitors may buy tickets at the Titanic Museum’s ticket booth or online in advance.
Adult Tickets $24.11 each
Child (5-12) $11.14
Family Pass (2 adult, 2 child) $62.47
Child (0-4) Free
Where to Stay
If you’re interested in visiting the Titanic Pigeon Forge museum while in the Smoky Mountains, Stony Brook Cabins invites you and your family to stay in one of our cabins in Pigeon Forge. Our cabins are just minutes from the Parkway, where some of the best attractions, museums and restaurants are located in the Smokies. Call us today at (800) 633-5652. Our reservationists would be happy to help you find the perfect cabin for your family’s needs and your vacation plans.