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Johnstown Flood Museum

304 Washington St, Johnstown, PA 15901-1613
+1 888-222-1889
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History comes alive

This is a must see for anyone visiting Johnstown. The video makes you feel like you are in the flood

Reviewed 2 days ago
Dan S
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Not Impressed

It was a nice little place to visit, but clearly it is poorly managed. First, as others have... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
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304 Washington St, Johnstown, PA 15901-1613
+1 888-222-1889
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is a must see for anyone visiting Johnstown. The video makes you feel like you are in the flood

Thank Dan S
Reviewed 6 days ago

It was a nice little place to visit, but clearly it is poorly managed. First, as others have stated, it is very small with not a lot in it. With that said, the stuff it has is REALLY cool, there just isn't nearly enough stuff...More

Thank ChefRamsayTravels
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

Liked the background information about the Pittsburgh rich who owned the dam but not very interested in making it safe. Details the effort of telegraph operators to warn downstream residents of flood dangers! 2200 people died in 1889 flood.

Thank William B
Reviewed 2 November 2017

If you've ever wanted to learn all about the great flood of 1889, which devastated Johnstown, PA, you've come to the right place. There are all sorts of displays, putting you in the mind-frame of the people of Johnstown, before, during and after the flood....More

Thank Constance V
Reviewed 19 October 2017

The Johnstown Flood Museum exhibits include an excellent film introducing visitors to the events surrounding the May 1889 disaster. In addition to the presentation of detailed written and photographic information, there are artifacts recovered from the floodwaters as well. There is a model of the...More

Thank Jocelyn M
Reviewed 15 October 2017

Great way to experiance the history of the Great Flood. Was very informative! I got to experiance the museum through the eyes of those that survived and it was truly a humbling experiance.

1  Thank jlsween98
Reviewed 12 October 2017

Perfect place to start your visit to Johnstown. Take the tour if one is offered - our docent was excellent - he knew dates and times and had stories to tell. Inexpensive way to learn about the before, during and after of the flood.You can...More

Thank Julie T
Reviewed 10 October 2017

A very good museum, and the Docent (wish I could recall his name) really brought the story to life. It is easy to visit this site and the Johnstown Flood National Park in the same day. Visit both; the complement each other nicely, and do...More

Thank courtrightkj
Reviewed 5 October 2017

This is a small museum, depicting the flood that destroyed the city in 10 minutes. We took a tour with Nick and he was fantastic!!! Knew details and times and places like the back of his hand. Answered all questions and was helpful in giving...More

Thank Cherie1971695
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

If you really want to learn all about the history of Johnstown and all the floods that happened here this is the place to go

Thank J2378OQsteveng
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1 October 2016|
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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.