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Johnstown Flood Museum

304 Washington Street, Johnstown, PA 15901
888-222-1889
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Ranked #2 of 9 Attractions in Johnstown
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
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Pittsburgh, PA
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96 reviews 96 reviews
61 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

The movie this museum presents is very vivid, it allows you to ask yourself what you would have done--and also how ineptitude/greed does indeed destroy lives. Start with it first, then view the relics. Perhaps the baby shoes found after the fact will eat at your heart. For me, it was the bottle of actual flood water still intact, mud... More

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Naples, Florida
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

What's really cool is the actual museum is located exactly where the designer of this once highly recommended designer owned his home, perched amongst the top of a gorgeous mountain. This mountain then overlooks the whole surrounding areas including the once sought after by the wealthy resort of Lake Conemaugh. Upon entering the actual flood museum, you can't help but... More

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Fairfax, Virginia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
15 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

There are lots of pictures and a display that lights up the path of the flood, lots of interesting ways to learn about the flood

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Easton, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

We arrived at the museum as soon as they opened ($9 per person to get in). The woman was very knowledgeable and truly loved her job. She gave us some brief history and we then were seated to watch the film (which I believe is around 45 minutes long). Unfortunately just as the dam was beginning to break and the... More

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Coatesville, Pennsylvania
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18 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

We spent a day in the Johnstown area. First stop was the National Park Service site on the way into Johnstown. Wonderful displays and a graphic movie. They precaution families with young children not to watch it. It really shows the horror of the day the flood hit. You can see where the dam had collapsed. Next stop was the... More

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Peoria, Illinois, United States
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36 reviews 36 reviews
14 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

I am not a big history buff so didn't really know there was a flood so long ago (1889). Johnstown was built on a flood plain so when the water rose back in 1889, the people had no where to go...over 2,000 lives were lost. The museum is very well laid out with some walking outside if you choose.

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Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014 via mobile

Our first visit to Johnstown. Our first stop was the National Park located where the flood started. The presentation at the National Park was superb. We then drove down the hill to this museum only to be disappointed. From the time you opened the door a foul smell enveloped the building. The exhibits were similar to those at the National... More

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Erie, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

I did not know much about the Johnstown Flood. After visiting the Museum came out understanding the story. Very informative. Such a tragic event. They have a list on the wall of all the individuals that did not make the flood. So emotional seeing all those names and the ages. They also have items that were found after the flood... More

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Thurmont
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7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

If you visit Johnstown you must go to the Flood Museum. A very tragic but true story. I have been twice now and it is a very emotional story of the poor souls who lost their lives during the flood.

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Fairfax, Virginia
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241 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

We enjoyed our visit here to this area and the museum was very helpful in depicting the devastation wrecked upon this community for the flood. The film was outstanding!

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