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Johnstown Flood Museum

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Address: 304 Washington St, Johnstown, PA 15901-1613
Phone Number: 888-222-1889
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Great History of a Tragic Flood

This museum gives the history of the tragic Johnstown flood of 1889 and how the brave people rebuilt. It has a light up map that the shows the path of the flood and usually a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This museum gives the history of the tragic Johnstown flood of 1889 and how the brave people rebuilt. It has a light up map that the shows the path of the flood and usually a volunteer to explain what happened. There are several artifact displays, a wall of debris, list of the victims and an Oklahoma house which are the... More 

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Akron, Ohio, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The panorama view of the flood plain and how the flood came down thru the valley was a good depiction, and the movie was good, but there wasn't really enough there I didn't think to justify $9 ticket. I was rather disappointed. The parking was a couple blocks away too.

Thank Barbara B
New Castle, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I took my wife, daughter, and grand daughter for a visit to the flood museum and all of us were blown away by the experience. The displays of flood survival items are outstanding and well organized. A large panorama that lights up to show the path of the flood sits in the middle of the display and gives you a... More 

Thank Russell R
State College, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved the two hours we spent at the museum, and Nick, the volunteer who happened to be there, added a lot to our experience. He also offers a walking tour around town, looking at buildings that survived, etc. We took a miss due to the heat and humidity, but I'm sure would have learned more on top of what... More 

Thank Chuck360
Cortland, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Interesting just for the items recovered from the flood displaying their historical and importance. The film is above average. Not a huge collection but certainly worth it to understand the flood.

Thank bwdailey
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38 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Upon arrival we had difficulty finding parking on a weekday. We parked a few streets away and had to feed a meter. We get there and the lady behind the counter was up to her eyebrows in tourists. She appeared to be dazed and confused. My friends tried to pay for their tickets with a credit card. That was a... More 

Thank Bernie A
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Flood Museum in downtown Johnstown tells the story of the disasterous flood of 1889 that claimed the lives of over 2,000 people. Using artifacts recovered from the flood, a multimedia relief map that shows the flow of the water, a recreation of the wall of debris and an Acadamy Award Winning Film, the Johnstown Flood Museum does great at... More 

Thank Spencer P
Milford, Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I love to tour museums and we were camping about an hour from Johnstown, so we decided to see the town. We enjoyed this museum, it's not the biggest place but it told the story of the devastating flood of 1899. Be sure to see the movie. If you are here for the day you can buy... More 

Thank CherylRN13
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There was a terrible flood in Johnstown. Go see the museum to fill in the blanks on date and details. Most people are aware of the event, but not the sequence and horrorible devastation that fell upon this city. If you're in Johnstown, the museum is worth the trip. After all, the flood unfortunately put Johnstown on the map.

Thank jan c
Johnstown, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Tells the story of the great flood of 1889 that about wiped out Johnstown,pa. But the fought their way back and built the town up again from Ruins.x

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