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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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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Fascinating musuem

This museum has so much to see. plan on spending some time. The displays are very interesting and informative

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
hit the high road
Washignton, DC
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Washignton, DC
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This museum has so much to see. plan on spending some time. The displays are very interesting and informative

Thank hit the high road
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9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice architecture. The front desk lady was very friendly. She was a wealth of information. Gave us recommendations for other local sites to visit.

Thank Safety1stcpr
Warren, Pennsylvania
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13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Not for kids as the facts of the flood are quite intense. Great video which which shows the events relating to the flood and the people of Johnstown.

1 Thank YKW1949
Sedona, Arizona, United States
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53 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

Very knowledgeable staff, excellent film and special sound effects. Diorama very well done. Questions answered enthusiastically. Be sure to go upstairs to see what used to be a basketball court when the sport was newly invented.

1 Thank Laurie D
Attleboro, Massachusetts
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

This museum seems tired and the lone staff member on duty wasn't very knowledgable. The disaster is illustrated with a large three dimensional map that has sound effects. The film focuses too much on the city's determination to rebuild and not enough on the disaster itself. History is about people and I don't feel as though I got to know... More 

Thank Flo J
Rochester, New York
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

Detoured through Johnstown specifically to see both of the flood memorials. I found this display much more compelling than the National Park Service memorial, 14 miles away at the South Fork Hunting and Fishing Club site. While both sites feature films, the JFM's is only 22 minutes long, won an Academy Award, and creates a much better picture of the... More 

Thank R0chesterguy
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

This museum is a reminder of a terrible time in Pennsylvania. Knew some things, but this museum tells it all with pictures and artifacts to realize what the people went through. We were so glad we had come to see this. Now we know what it was all about.

Thank Nancy B
Boston, MA
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

There is this museum but also a National Park, the Johnstown Flood National Memorial, just a few miles away in South Fork that I found to be a much better thing to do. At the Johnstown Flood National Memorial, you actually get to see the dam, the house that Unger lived in and the houses of the South Fork Hunting... More 

1 Thank Young-Cosmo-Family
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73 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015

Between this museum and the National Parks Museum out of town you get a complete history and view of this little know tragedy. Here there is a large diorama of the valley the flood of waters roared through as well as many before and after photographs. Parking at the museum can be a challenge and you will either have to... More 

Thank BernieandJune
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58 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

It was my first time in Johnstown so I could not miss learning about the famous Johnstown Flood. The movie was very informative. I would recommend it if in the area

Thank momof7pa

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