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Johnstown Flood Museum

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Address: 304 Washington St, Johnstown, PA 15901-1613
Phone Number: +1 888-222-1889
09:00 - 17:00
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Mon - Fri 09:00 - 17:00

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This is a must see museum. The preventable flood was a series of human errors compounded by a significant weather event. One of the saddest facts was were 80 souls that had... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Steve P
Stuart, Florida
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Stuart, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a must see museum. The preventable flood was a series of human errors compounded by a significant weather event. One of the saddest facts was were 80 souls that had survived the flood in their swept away homes only to get trapped in the 30 acre debris field created by the railroad bridge abutments then caught fire and... More 

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Newark, Delaware
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Documentary movie is best part. Displays were good too. Don't miss the Flood Memorial Visitor Center up at the old dam site - that is very well done. .

Thank jcampbea
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Johnstown Flood Museum is small but informative. It tells the amazing story of this terrible tragedy. The museum is a nice tribute.

Thank riny
West Palm Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum was full of historical data, artifacts and pictures related to the famous flood that took the lives of 2,200 people. The building was a Carnegie library so it's very old, but a solid structure. When you first walk into the building you are greeted by personable people and once you go through the front doors, its like walking... More 

Thank Nellie O
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Today, most of us have forgotten the horror of the Johnstown flood that riveted the nation in the late 1889. The museum does a nice job sharing how the flood hit and the very personal ramifications; more than 2,200 died. It was our nation's first major natural catastrophe, made The Red Cross a national force, and helped spark tabloid journalism.... More 

Thank Jacqueline R
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Truly a sad piece of history. It really reminds us of the devastation that mother nature can cause. IT is a well kept museum that should be regularly attended. I say go check it out.

Thank Beth M
Effort, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

The film is really awesome. It makes the tragedy come to life. Clear and to the point, no punches held back. Its mind boggling to try and imagine the wall of water and debris that was heading for town. The rest of the museum supports the tale of the film. Be sure to buy the combination ticket for the Heritage... More 

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Valparaiso, Indiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

This museum is housed in one of the first Carnegie libraries so there were several rooms and floors to negotiate. (I think there was an elevator.). The memorabilia debris left by the receding water was very telling of the force of flood waters. Best part of the museum was the award-winning film that told the whole story.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

The museum is small. You only need an hour or s but the. Film is terrific e and the rest of the museum. The volunteers are full of facts

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

It cost $3.00 to tour the museum but it is worth every penny to read and see pictures of the damage that was done in Johnstown from the flood.

Thank cainrcc

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