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Johnstown Flood Museum

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Address: 304 Washington Street, Johnstown, PA 15901
Phone Number: 888-222-1889
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Tragic event strikingly depicted

Award winning half hour documentary film (beautiful theater) depicts events leading up to the flood with historic photography and reconstructed events to round out the story. The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 24, 2015
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Portsmouth, Rhode Island, United States
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Portsmouth, Rhode Island, United States
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17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Award winning half hour documentary film (beautiful theater) depicts events leading up to the flood with historic photography and reconstructed events to round out the story. The accompanying diagrams of the physical changes made to the dam over the years clarify the cause of the collapse. The social commentary is tastefully done, but clearly places blame for the collapse where... More 

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Johnstown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

This is a goldmine of facts, a diorama, a very surreal movie and all the information and history one could want about the Johnstown Flood. A must see!

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Ebensburg
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

I am a local and have never been to this Museum. My husband and I took our two boys here for a family day trip. I really enjoyed the video that was shown in the small theater and I enjoyed the interactive flood map that lights up and shows you an aerial view of the flood. It was also interesting... More 

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York, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 163 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

We arrived about the same time a group of 4th graders were going on a tour with a tour guide named Dave (he was great) Dave explained many things about the Johnstown flood that you might not have readily picked up looking at the displays. Having said that the displays were most interesting and well presented and gave you an... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

The exhibits bring home the devastation that visited this small town in 1889. A first visit is eye opening. But having seen it 25 years ago, it had remained relatively unchanged.

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West Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

The museum, and the building itself, was very good. The artifacts and the stories behind them are very interesting to read about. The film was very informational and very well done. The only negative is that, as someone who had never been to that town before, the parking is not well marked. There is one small sign on the corner... More 

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Western Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

I personally didn't think it was worth $9 pp. The movie was interesting, that's about it. My in-laws went and loved it. We were in and out in 1/2 hour.

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Johnstown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

There are several....one in downtown Johnstown and a National Park Service at the site of the original flood.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

This attraction is housed in downtown Johnstown. The docents were very knowledgeable and displays of actual artifacts were very interesting. A bit pricy for admission, but the movie about the floods of Johnstown was very well done.

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Hershey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

So glad I went! I was the only one there so I got a private tour with so much extra info from the person who was working that day. Don't miss the movie on the second floor. Spend the time to read all of the exhibits. I learned so much more about this terrible event in our history.

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Additional Information about Johnstown Flood Museum

Address: Address: 304 Washington Street, Johnstown, PA 15901
Phone Number: 888-222-1889
Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Johnstown
Open Hours:
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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