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Heritage Discovery Center

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Address: 201 6th Ave, Johnstown, PA 15906-2500
Phone Number: +1 888-222-1889

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Good place to check out in Cambria City. It always interests me to learn about cultures and different hertiges. Johnstown is blessed to have so much heritage!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed October 26, 2016
Beth M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

Good place to check out in Cambria City. It always interests me to learn about cultures and different hertiges. Johnstown is blessed to have so much heritage!

Thank Beth M
Effort, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

Having immigrated here myself, I really found this venue interesting. The first floor interactive immigration display is awesome. I enjoyed a leisurely walk, being able to stop and read all the information and listen to the short commentaries. It made me appreciate what our ancestors had to persevere. Their initiative was truly amazing. Buy the combo ticket for the Flood... More 

Thank silvertongue10147
South Fork
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

a way to have a fun afternoon learning about the heritage and cultures of the surounding area. Five stars!

Thank Judy T
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

This was fun for the adults and for the kids. I definitely recommend that you check it out.... You won't be sorry!!

Thank pegm103
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016 via mobile

We had lots of fun and took lots of pictures. My phone broke so I can't put one on here. Very family friendly and family fun atmosphere :):):)

Thank Dawn M
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

It's an interactive museum of displays about people immigrating to Johnstown. You get a card with an immigrant's name and use it to interact with the displays. It does give you a good idea of how immigrants felt. It is interesting, however some of the phones that explain the displays don't work. It gives good information about how Johnstown was... More 

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Milford, Delaware
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2016

My husband and I were the only ones in this museum on a Sunday (opened at noon). We were surprised. But that meant we didn't have to look over shoulders to see the exhibits. Nicely done with some interactive stops. You get the identity of an immigrant as that person is looking for work or adjusting to life in the... More 

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Vernon, Connecticut
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2016

I thought this museum was very interesting, though it got to be long. Lots of interesting interactive exhibits, we ran out of time and energy to do them all, but definitely worth seeing!

Thank Mich S
Scranton Pa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2016

This is an excellent museum for anyone interested in American immigrant history. You get a scanable card with a picture of an immigrant. You can choose one from your background, or any background you want. You can take as many as you want. You then virtually experience the persons life step by step from Ellis Island, till finding a job... More 

1 Thank dovidk
Arlington, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 12, 2016

The ethnic heritage part of this museum covers the central/eastern European immigrants' experiences thoroughly but only briefly mentions the African-Americans who came because of the Underground Railroad, and Mexican immigrants. The neighborhood surrounding the museum has churches and social clubs still used by the European immigrants' descendants. The movie about steelmaking is worth seeing, as are the artifacts on display... More 

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