Columbia, SC (WLTX) -- The South Carolina State Museum marks the centennial year of the Titanic sinking with an exhibit of artifacts.
Not only is the museum displaying items found on the ocean floor, but they also have a replica of the iceberg that sunk the ship.
"You can actually touch this cold, large chunk of ice that they saw that actually caused the wreck," said Tut Underwood of South Carolina State Museum.
The state has the honor of hosting the exhibit on its 100th year.
"It's terrific that we can get this thing during the year that everybody's talking about the Titanic again," he said.
Museum-goers receeive a boarding pass with the identity of a real Titanic passenger. Guest are able to fully submerge themselves in the atmosphere of one of the largest events of the 20th century.
"[The exhibit] has 125 actual artifacts from the bottom of the ocean recovered from the wreck of the Titanic," Underwood said. "Most of those things have been down there for almost 100 years and a lot of things are in remarkably good shape."
Not only can you look, but you can also smell. Perfume vials were found near the wreck and have still retained a scent over the years. And while none of the items on display are for sale, you still can own an authentic piece of the Titanic.
"Because there was coal, of course, that they shoveled into the boilers to run the ship," he said. "And there's an abundance of that so they were able to break that into small pieces so people could actually take home, if they wish."
Underwood advised Midlands residents to check out the exhibit soon because it will be disembarking the museum on September 3.