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

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Nice place but the parking was not well marked.

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 14, 2015
andjoshtoo
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West Virginia
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West Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

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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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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Warren, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 via mobile

Glad I took the time to stop here. Learned Alot of history about the great flood and the town. Well worth the seeing.

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Narvon Pa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

11-1-14 I had read much about the Johnstown flood and so I had an understanding of the flood and the dynamics which caused the great disaster. The 25 min film gave a more personal understanding of the people and the personal loss. The mock up of the flood plain was good as it showed how the water approached the town.... More 

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Johnstown, PA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

For all visitors, business travelers, meeting attendees, etc. , no trip to this area is complete without a visit to the Johnstown Flood Museum. Originally, the building was built by Andrew Carnegie, and has undergone many , many updates, With 1889, 1936, and 1977, the people in this town are more than familiar with disaster. The tour guides do an... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

This building began life as a library and now houses the Johnstown Flood Museum. Be sure to see the excellent movie narrated by Len Cariou. It is different from the movie at the Memorial site, less dark, but equally informative. We had about 25 minutes until the movie started when we got there, which gave us plenty of time to... More 

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Terra Alta, West Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

We have taken friends to the Johnstown tour on several occasions. The museum displays are about the same as always, but the digitized movie is much better than it was.

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