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Johnstown Flood Museum

304 Washington St, Johnstown, PA 15901-1613
+1 888-222-1889
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This is a great little museum that details all the events of the disastrous flood. So sad! The... read more

Reviewed 10 July 2015
Downingtown, Pennsylvania
via mobile
Great little museum

If you are in the area, this is a must see museum. The movie is great telling the story of that... read more

Reviewed 8 July 2015
Cherie P
Pahrump, Nevada, United States
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304 Washington St, Johnstown, PA 15901-1613
+1 888-222-1889
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Reviewed 10 July 2015 via mobile

This is a great little museum that details all the events of the disastrous flood. So sad! The movie is good and worth watching, but doesn't seem to fit the screen. It cuts off the tops of heads, but it's watchable. Just needs adjusted. Definitely...More

Thank blanquita79
Reviewed 8 July 2015

If you are in the area, this is a must see museum. The movie is great telling the story of that disastrous flood on May 31, 1889 that killed 2,209 people. An excellent display of actual artifacts from the disaster and numerous wonderful displays!

Thank Cherie P
Reviewed 7 July 2015

This is a must-see for any visit to Johnstown, Be sure to see the movie about the flood. You can see a lot of love was put into the displays.

Thank Bigdog57Chicago
Reviewed 24 June 2015

Award winning half hour documentary film (beautiful theater) depicts events leading up to the flood with historic photography and reconstructed events to round out the story. The accompanying diagrams of the physical changes made to the dam over the years clarify the cause of the...More

Thank Norma J
Reviewed 13 June 2015

This is a goldmine of facts, a diorama, a very surreal movie and all the information and history one could want about the Johnstown Flood. A must see!

Thank Brian L
Reviewed 4 June 2015

I am a local and have never been to this Museum. My husband and I took our two boys here for a family day trip. I really enjoyed the video that was shown in the small theater and I enjoyed the interactive flood map that...More

Thank armiller522
Reviewed 30 May 2015

We arrived about the same time a group of 4th graders were going on a tour with a tour guide named Dave (he was great) Dave explained many things about the Johnstown flood that you might not have readily picked up looking at the displays....More

Thank bigbuster885
Reviewed 7 May 2015

The exhibits bring home the devastation that visited this small town in 1889. A first visit is eye opening. But having seen it 25 years ago, it had remained relatively unchanged.

Thank Michele B
Reviewed 14 April 2015

The museum, and the building itself, was very good. The artifacts and the stories behind them are very interesting to read about. The film was very informational and very well done. The only negative is that, as someone who had never been to that town...More

2  Thank andjoshtoo
Reviewed 30 March 2015

I personally didn't think it was worth $9 pp. The movie was interesting, that's about it. My in-laws went and loved it. We were in and out in 1/2 hour.

Thank dana1204
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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.