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Johnstown Flood Museum

304 Washington St, Johnstown, PA 15901-1613
+1 888-222-1889
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The Johnstown Flood Museum is an interesting place. The video and exhibits give you an idea of... read more

Reviewed yesterday
billandgeorgeannal
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Temecula, California
A local history museum with potential!

The Johnstown Flood Museum is located in the old Carnegie library building in downtown Johnstown... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Janis C
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Austin, Texas
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304 Washington St, Johnstown, PA 15901-1613
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"national memorial"
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"excellent film"
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"andrew carnegie"
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"lots of pictures"
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"sound effects"
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"carnegie library"
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"events leading up"
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"minute movie"
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"on display"
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"third floor"
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"first hand"
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"interesting exhibits"
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"the national park service"
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"heritage discovery center"
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"worth the trip"
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Reviewed yesterday

The Johnstown Flood Museum is an interesting place. The video and exhibits give you an idea of what happened on that day. Now with that said, you add on the Incline Plane history and then drive up to St Michaels, PA to the Johnstown National...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

The Johnstown Flood Museum is located in the old Carnegie library building in downtown Johnstown. As other reviewers have noted, the movie is fine. The 3-D relief map and the 1889 flood artifacts are interesting. This museum and building has potential, so I was glad...More

Thank Janis C
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We left the Johnstown Flood National Memorial and headed along the river to the city of Johnstown, ultimately finding this museum. It is located inside the former Johnstown Library, a library built with monies donated by Andrew Carnegie, after the infamous 1889 flood. You have...More

Thank Bradley C
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Reviewed 24 April 2018

After going to the NPS National Memorial first, coming into Johnstown to see the area which had the destruction and to the museum was a downer. Parking was nuts and so were the roads. Drove around in circles trying to find a place to park...More

Thank Monica58860
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Reviewed 19 April 2018

I have read several books on the Johnstown Flood, but a visit to this museum made me want to reread them again. The museum has a number of historic photos from both before and after the flood. It is housed in a beautiful historic library,...More

Thank Kathleen S
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Reviewed 9 April 2018 via mobile

The museum is small by most standards and chronicled the 1889 flood but if not for the movie I would have been disappointed. What was missing from the museum was absent mention of the two other Johnstown floods.

Thank alberttc2017
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Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

Johnstown PA is a faded industrial city in Western Pennsylvania. It has a unique place in history as the location of the Johnstown Flood of 1889, a disaster that kill over 2000 people and destroyed the city. The museum of the flood is located downtown,...More

Thank Erik S
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Reviewed 27 March 2018 via mobile

We drove a long way and found the museum closed. Winter hours: closed Monday and Tuesday. Wish that had been posted!

Thank Nancy S
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Reviewed 12 March 2018 via mobile

The film is excellent. It would be nice to have someone to give you info on what you are seeing or even a brochure to follow. It was worth the visit.

Thank Scarrble1
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Reviewed 22 February 2018

The museum is located in an old library, and it's right in the middle of the area most affected by the Johnstown floods. If you like history and are a 'this is where it happened' person like me, I think you won't mind paying $5...More

Thank RoadJunkie
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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.
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