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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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Never Give Up!

Never Give Up must be the way everyone in this area thinks. After visiting this very well laid out museum I realized just how resilient the people of America are! The devastation... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
BaldnRed
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Fayetteville, North Carolina
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Fayetteville, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Never Give Up must be the way everyone in this area thinks. After visiting this very well laid out museum I realized just how resilient the people of America are! The devastation brought by three major floods is brought to life very well here and is still evident in the area.

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Vernon, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

There were some interesting small exhibits and a video, which was very good. The best part was the video and the model in the center of the first floor which was a diorama of the area, showing how the water moved through the region. Overall, though, not a lot to see.

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Thank Mich S
Scranton Pa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This museum is a stark reminder of the tragic flood in 1889, with some displays of the floods in 1936 and 1977. It has a model showing how the 1889 flood rushed down the valley, plus many pictures and other momentos. It also shows a lot about the cleanup, in which people from across the country helped. The film is... More 

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Thank dovidk
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I highly recommend for people to stop and tour this museum. The movie shown is an award winning film that is really touching. My teenage grandchildren were full of interest and had lots of questions after this tour. When we got home they continued looking into the Johnstown flood history online. It was great to see how affected they were... More 

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Thank pegm103
Carlisle, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It was very interesting to learn about the floods and the Johnstown area . I want to bring my grand kids here

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Arlington, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum is worth a visit, to understand a tragic dam failure that flooded Johnstown in 1889. It takes about 45 minutes to see the exhibits and watch a short movie. An actual prefabricated house that was brought to Johnstown to shelter survivors makes an interesting display. NOTE: If visiting Pasquarilla Heritage Center also, there is a discount on admissions.

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Randolph, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had driven past Johnstown, PA for years (from Western NY) for years when vacationing with your children but never realized it's sobering history. The museum was excellent with many displays and artifacts helping to explain the unbelievable "how & "why". Be sure to go upstairs to the theater to was the move. (Note: If you have been to the... More 

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Thank Kathy R
Princeton, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This a great museum which gives an understanding of the impact on the town. The two employees were great especially Dave. Don't miss this!

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place to get a basic understanding of what took place during the great flood. A volunteer gave us a ten minute explanation of the events. He was more informative than the film.

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Allison Park, Pennsylvania, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you plan to spend time in Johnstown to learn about the flood which defined the town, this is the place to start. Museum has great displays on several floors depicting the flood and a short film well worth seeing. A tour guide explained the reason the flood occurred and led us to the theatre on the 2nd floor, there... More 

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