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Grandview Cemetery

801 Millcreek Road, Johnstown, PA 15905
814-535-2652
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Ranked #3 of 6 Attractions in Johnstown
Type: Cemeteries, Cultural
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Type: Cemeteries, Cultural
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Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 1:00 pm

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Western Pennsylvania
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92 reviews 92 reviews
21 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

As cemeteries go, this is interesting because it is the final resting place of 777 unidentified victims of the 1889 Flood, among a total of 2,200 who were killed. It's interesting also because it has some grand monuments to prominent families of that era. It's still Johnstown's preeminent cemetery.

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

There are so many that are buried there that are from the 1889 flood that will never be know.... They speak to you loudly, but you can hear perfect silence. A place to ponder how such a disaster can be allowed to happen. But, one of the most majestic Cemetarys that I have ever seen in my life. So many... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

This is a beautiful cemetery to walk around. The unidentified victims' section is sobering. To see so many unmarked graves makes you realize the devastation the flood caused. I found it interesting that some headstones said drowned instead of died. It's rare to see a headstone name the cause of a death. I guess it was a way of honoring... More 

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Allentown , PA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Worth a drive through even if is just to see the graves of the unkown killed in the flood. But other than that it is just your average cemetery.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Wee wanted to get a complete perspective of the history of the Johnstown flood. This showed us real people perished.

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Fairfax, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

This is a hugh cemetery, the vistas are peaceful, rolling hills and many statues. It is very impressive to look at the section called thie "Unknowns" This is where the remains of those who could not be identified where laid to rest.

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

We went to the cemetary for 2 reasons. The first was to see the monument for the unknown dead from the flood and then second was because of the supposedly panoramic view of the city. We never did find the view after driving around for quite some time since the trees seemed to block everything. However if you just get... More 

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Johnstown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

historical and beautiful resting place; this cemetery is the resting place of the dead (known and unknown) from the Flood of 1889. There are many interesting tombstones.

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

Grandview Cemetery is aptly named. It is a vast and beautifully situated cemetery [founded only a handful of years before the disastrous flood] which charts the social history of Johnstown and the surrounding area. It is wonderfully kept. I chatted with one of the gardeners who were ensuring that everything was kept pristine and he explained how big the task... More 

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Marshall, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

The Momument of Tranquility overlooks the unknown plot here of 777 unidentified flood victims. A bleak sight but makes an impact. This is a huge cemetery with a few vaults and also has the grave of Col Boyd 'Buzz' Wagner, America's first WWII ace.

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