Heritage Night: R.M.S. Titanic and “Honeymoon Cabin” Centennial

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Heritage Night: R.M.S. Titanic and “Honeymoon Cabin” Centennial

By West Point Inn Association

When and where

Date and time

May 18, 2018 · 5:30pm - May 19, 2018 · 9pm PDT


West Point Inn 100 Old Railroad Grade Fire Road Mill Valley, CA 94941

Refund Policy

No Refunds


Thank you for your Support. Both nights are SOLD OUT.

West Point’s Heritage Night is an annual event with dinner, a glass of wine and an interesting presentation about the Inn’s colorful history told before a group of 55 guests.


Just over a century ago, a San Francisco man, spent a frigid April night drifting in lifeboat 13, a lucky survivor of the R.M.S. Titanic. Upon his return to San Francisco, Dr. Washington Dodge would tell his story to a fascinated standing-room-only crowd. Later, he would seek solitude on Mt. Tamalpais and build a cabin at the West Point Inn. That was in 1918.

On May 18 and 19, 2018, the West Point Inn will celebrate the centennial of Dr. Dodge’s “Honeymoon Cabin” at its annual Heritage Night event. Hike to the Inn, enjoy a glass of wine and a Titanic-themed dinner. Then enjoy a presentation about Dr. Dodge’s Titanic adventure.


Our special guest will be internationally renowned Titanic Historian Ken Marschall, a man fascinated by the Titanic his whole life. He’s been down on the crumbling wreck, helped James Cameron rebuild the ship for the famed movie and known Titanic survivors, including one who shared lifeboat 13 with Dr. Dodge. Her name was Ruth Becker Blanchard. Ken will tell us about their friendship and how they rediscovered her personal experiences aboard the great liner.

The program is the same both nights. Reservations are required. Edwardian dress is optional.

A special thanks to Merri Martori for her generous grant that covers Ken Marschall’s honoraria, given in memory of the firemen of the R.M.S. Titanic.

Coming in April:


Win Dinner, Show and a Luxurious Overnight Stay!

On this special occasion we are offering Dr. Dodge’s “Honeymoon Cabin” appointed in Edwardian luxury with Titanic-style amenities including chilled champagne and flutes served upon your arrival, and the fireplace burning in your sitting parlour.

The package for two guests includes:

  • Tickets to the show with dinner and wine

  • Overnight stay in the beautifully appointed “Honeymoon Cabin” with en-suite half bath

  • Breakfast the next day

  • Shuttle ride to/from Pantoll Ranger Station

Available to the highest bidder for each night (May 18 or 19). Funds suport the work of the West Point Inn Association and keep the historic site operating. To participate in the auction, check the West Point Inn website in April.


What is the schedule?

5:30pm Hors d’oeuvres

6:00pm Dinner

7:30pm Show and Discussion

9:00pm Hikers Depart

A twilight sky will light your return journey but please bring a flashlight.

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

The West Point Inn is an historic, off-the-grid (no electricity) property. It is accessible by an approximately 2-mile walk. For information on how to reach the Inn, click here.

The Inn is also ADA accessible.

Can I stay overnight?

Unfortunately, the Inn is sold out for the entire weekend. Please consider participating in our fundraising auction to win the Heritage Night Package: Dinner, Show and a Luxurious Overnight Stay. Please check the West Point Inn website for details in April.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

It's not necessary to bring a printed ticket. We know you're coming. We'd prefer you spent the time perfecting your Edwardian costume!

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Please email Fred Runner at OneSoundFred@mac.com

About the organizer