We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Johnstown Flood Museum

Certificate of Excellence
Improve this listing
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: 304 Washington Street, Johnstown, PA 15901
Phone Number: 888-222-1889
Website
Today
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Open now
See all hours
Hours:
Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 130 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 62
    Excellent
  • 54
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Very interesting history

The museum provides an interesting history on three historic floods in Johnstown. Part of the attraction is a movie about the devastating 19th century flood.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 23, 2015
Louis D
,
Wyandotte, Michigan, United States
Add Photo Write a Review

130 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Rate and write a review
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Japanese first
  • Any
English first
Wyandotte, Michigan, United States
Level Contributor
35 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

The museum provides an interesting history on three historic floods in Johnstown. Part of the attraction is a movie about the devastating 19th century flood.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Markleysburg, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

My wife and 2 children (ages 7 & 12) visited today (7/21/15) and we had a great time. The museum was very interesting and the film held all of our attentions. A gentleman named Dave was working and he made our visit exponentially more enjoyable. He was very friendly and willing to share his time with our kids. I gave... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
237 reviews
83 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

This is a great little museum that details all the events of the disastrous flood. So sad! The movie is good and worth watching, but doesn't seem to fit the screen. It cuts off the tops of heads, but it's watchable. Just needs adjusted. Definitely worth a visit!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Pahrump, Nevada, United States
Level Contributor
404 reviews
245 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

If you are in the area, this is a must see museum. The movie is great telling the story of that disastrous flood on May 31, 1889 that killed 2,209 people. An excellent display of actual artifacts from the disaster and numerous wonderful displays!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Chicago
Level Contributor
16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

This is a must-see for any visit to Johnstown, Be sure to see the movie about the flood. You can see a lot of love was put into the displays.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Portsmouth, Rhode Island, United States
Level Contributor
24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Johnstown, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Ebensburg
Level Contributor
11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
York, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
196 reviews
53 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 166 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Johnstown Flood Museum also viewed

 

Been to Johnstown Flood Museum? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Johnstown Flood Museum

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

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Johnstown Flood Museum staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?