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Johnstown Flood Museum

304 Washington Street, Johnstown, PA 15901
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Ranked #2 of 8 attractions in Johnstown
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
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31 reviews 31 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Very interesting history of the Johnstown flood where thousands lost their lives in a matter of minuets. A Got to see place to learn how and why it happened.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

We stopped here after seeing the memorial which is on the site of told dam. More expensive, if you only have time for one stop, do the memorial. The volunteer was knowledgeable and informative, the movie ok but I have read better books about the event. They do have an Oklahoma House on display which is pretty cool.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

I liked walking around at our own pace and then enjoying the movie. It's a small museum but interesting and does a good job of teaching about the flood.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

This museum has very interesting artifacts and a good movie. I would recommend stopping here when in Johnstown

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Redington Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

This museum and its exhibits offer a fascinating overview of how the resort for the rich barons of industry and commerce in Pittsburgh caused a major catastrophe that damaged this entire city. Most people have probably heard about the 1889 Johnstown Flood, but most, like me, don't know why it happened. And ... while heavy rains contributed to the disaster,... More

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New Market, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

The best part of the museum is the film that describes the flood and it's aftermath, I recommend that you watch the film as soon as you get there to have a good appreciation for the artifacts that are part of the collection. I especially liked seeing the artifacts that were saved from the flood, including a bottle of "flood... More

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Fayetteville, Pennsylvania
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

This is the place to get a real perspective on the 1989 flood. We visited here 6/10/14 and spent almost 2 hours browsing and seeing the film. The film was very well done - a definite "must see". The first floor contains the flood exhibits including a wonderful overview of the area and a minute-by-minute accounting of what happened. There... More

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Zeeland, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

A place to learn about the terrible flood that nearly wiped out the town of Johnstown. Lots of pictures of before & after.

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Danville, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

This is a lovely little museum. Although small in size, it is quite informative. We were actually looking for the national landmark but ended up here. I personally think visitors should visit both sites to get a full picture of the devastating events. The documentary is worth the price of admission alone. Also, the gentleman on the front desk was... More

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Baltimore Maryland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

I was a bit disappointed in this museum. I expected more. There was some information and displays on the first floor, but not much on the upper 2 floors. There is a good movie to give you the history of this major event. There is an admission charge.

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