Located in the heart of the city, the Titanic Museum in Branson will give you one of the most engaging history lessons you can imagine. Here, you become a “passenger” and experience how it felt to be aboard the luxury liner, as well as what the ship was like during its fateful sinking. Serving as a tribute to the ship’s passengers and crew members, this attraction is great for all ages. Scroll down for more details and contact/ticket information!
Titanic Museum in Branson, MO
The museum—founded and owned by John Joslyn, who led the 1987 expedition to the ship’s underwater resting place—is built to look exactly as the ship itself did (constructed at half-scale to the original) and is anchored in water. Tickets are $24 for adults and $11 for children ages 5-12 (free for ages 4 and under!), but the museum offers specials such as family passes, group sales, and combo deals with other Branson attractions. Hours vary, so check their website for the exact date you plan on going.
Experience the Titanic Museum to the fullest with its self-guided tour. Lasting around 90 minutes, each “passenger” will receive a boarding pass at the beginning of the tour with the name and biography of a real passenger or crew member of the Titanic. Once the tour is complete, visitors will find out their passenger’s or crew member’s fate on the tribute wall.
While you’re on the tour, you’ll see and learn about a number of Titanic-related things . . .
- Walk down a replica of the famous grand staircase
- Plunge your hands into 28 degree water—the same temperature of water passengers and crew members experienced
- Touch a real iceberg
- Learn how to send an SOS distress signal using morse code
- Walk on sloping decks that mimic the ship’s angle as it sank
- See over 400 real Titanic artifacts (worth more than $1.5 million), including dinnerware, life jackets, pet kennels, and more
If you’re planning a trip to Branson in spring 2016, the Titanic Museum will be displaying an incredible world-exclusive artifact: Wallace Hartley’s violin. Hartley was the bandleader on the Titanic famous for keeping the musicians playing to help passengers remain calm as the ship sank. Discovered only two years ago, the violin on display is the very instrument he played during the sinking. The Titanic Museum in Branson will display this artifact from March 7 to May 26 in 2016, and you can watch the video highlighting the violin’s discovery here.
Pick up gifts a history buff of any age would love at the museum’s gift shop. The shop includes educational material, memorabilia and collectibles, and even housewares.
3235 76 Country Blvd., Branson, MO, 65616
Local phone: (417) 334-9500
Toll-free phone: (800) 381-7670
If you’re planning your trip to Branson soon, be sure to check out the accommodations at Branson Vacation Rentals. We have a variety of cozy cabins and condos available, some of which are just a short distance from the museum and many other attractions. Browse our cabins, condos, villas, and cottages online, or give us a call at (417) 832-9991 to learn more.