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Johnstown Flood Museum

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Fascinating and Horrifying

The Johnstown Flood Museum is a fascinating place to learn about a place that would not give-up... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Friendly Service & Affordable

This is a nice exhibit and very informational about the Johnstown Flood without being boring. The... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The Johnstown Flood Museum is a fascinating place to learn about a place that would not give-up. The award winning documentary they show takes you back in time and gives you the feeling of what happened during the Great Johnstown Flood in 1889. The haunting...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This is a nice exhibit and very informational about the Johnstown Flood without being boring. The staff is friendly and knowledgeable and able to answer most questions. The building is older but some of the local restaurants (including Asiago's) are worth a visit while you...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank mullson23
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Knew a lot about the 1889 flood from books and such. This place added to my knowledge. From film to topographic model timeline to three animated videos that supplement the many pictures and a few artifacts, the gaps get filled in without hard work. Aside...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank calm_weather
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is so worthwhile. Our guide Doug was amazing. His personal knowledge and connections added so much to the story. His communication skills are exemplary. This Flood Museum is in a former Carnegie library building - the third floor gym with the banked running track...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 12 February 2019

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
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Reviewed 8 January 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 12 November 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 1 November 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 15 October 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
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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.