We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Johnstown Flood Museum

Closed Now: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Review Highlights
Visited with my wife

Very interesting and informative. Well worth the visit and take the time to go through all of it... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Loouis S
Monroe Township
Very informative!

Very informative museum with many interesting displays and interactive things for visitors. I... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Read all 275 reviews
All photos (60)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveler Overview
  • Excellent47%
  • Very good39%
  • Average12%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“johnstown flood”(58 reviews)
“academy award”(14 reviews)
“national park”(11 reviews)
Closed Now
Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
See all hours
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
304 Washington St, Johnstown, PA 15901-1613
+1 888-222-1889
Improve This Listing
Reviews (275)
Filter reviews
274 results
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Show reviews that mention
All reviews johnstown flood academy award national park first floor carnegie library andrew carnegie excellent film sound effects short movie relief map events leading up interesting exhibits heritage discovery center documentary film johnstown area worth the trip rainy day
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 274 reviews
Reviewed yesterday

Very interesting and informative. Well worth the visit and take the time to go through all of it. We enjoyed it very much.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Loouis S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very informative museum with many interesting displays and interactive things for visitors. I learned a lot about the various floods that have occurred in Johnstown over the years. I highly recommend this museum for visitors to the Johnstown area.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank FLBeachWanderer
Reviewed January 7, 2019

This was a highlight of our trip. This and the Heritage Discovery Museums are not to be missed. Both are top quality museums.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank laurelboo
Reviewed November 12, 2018

When you visit this town make sure you see the museum, it shows many things from the flood and photos,y the have a miniature dam created with an electric river,

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank ignaura2130
Reviewed November 1, 2018

We loved the information from the guide at the downtown museum. He gave us a very detailed account of the flood and life during the years before and after.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 897SteveG
Reviewed October 15, 2018

We visited this museum last Saturday and found it to be very enjoyable and educational. It is a must see if you are in Johnstown or near by. Dave the attendant was very knowlegable and explained a lot of thngs to us in detail. He...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank MaritaandBobB
Reviewed October 14, 2018

Includes a movie about the flood. We spent over 2.5 hrs there. Might be too scary for young children.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank RichardD1036
Reviewed October 5, 2018

The Johnstown Flood museum does a great job telling the history of the devastating flood of 1889 and the cause and effects of the flood. We had a great tour guide Nick, who gave a fantastic overview of all the important persons involved in causes...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Mo B
Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

What a moving and educational time researching the areas history! We all took a walk through the forest to the river,the kids had a great time playing & wading in the water! Also the Johnstown area has wonderful little towns throughout its suburb with great...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Climber89026
Reviewed September 14, 2018 via mobile

We found this museum to be very interesting. There were a lot of artifacts and the articles/photos help you get a sense of what happened. If you have the time definitely watch the film.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Lauren W
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 7 nearby hotels
Holiday Inn Johnstown-Downtown
256 reviews
.21 miles away
Econo Lodge Johnstown
146 reviews
.49 miles away
Super 8 by Wyndham Johnstown
370 reviews
5.01 miles away
Hampton Inn Johnstown
469 reviews
5.07 miles away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 185 nearby restaurants
The Phoenix Tavern
159 reviews
.77 miles away
Asiago Tuscan Italian Restaurant
231 reviews
.47 miles away
Press Bistro
122 reviews
.21 miles away
Coney Island Lunch
126 reviews
.34 miles away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 32 nearby attractions
Johnstown Inclined Plane
418 reviews
.35 miles away
Heritage Discovery Center
83 reviews
1.00 miles away
Cambria County War Memorial Arena
57 reviews
.38 miles away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
September 30, 2016|
AnswerShow all 13 answers
Response from MK E | Reviewed this property |
We went through slowly, took in the excellent film and exhibits and it was about 2 hours, maybe a tad over. Very good presentations, very interesting museum.