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Heritage Discovery Center

201 6th Ave, Johnstown, PA 15906-2500
+1 888-222-1889
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Truly Unique Experience

This venue offers as extensive or as brief of an experience as you would like. The history buffs... read more

Reviewed 6 January 2016
Johnstown, Pennsylvania
Went on a visit home - Hidden GEM of a place!

I am originally from the area so wanted to make a point of visiting during a recent visit home... read more

Reviewed 5 January 2016
Bristol, UK
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201 6th Ave, Johnstown, PA 15906-2500
+1 888-222-1889
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Reviewed 6 January 2016

This venue offers as extensive or as brief of an experience as you would like. The history buffs can immerse themselves in the character stories as assigned, or young children can browse and see what catches their eye. Videos tell tales for those who do...More

1  Thank Kimmi2014
Reviewed 5 January 2016

I am originally from the area so wanted to make a point of visiting during a recent visit home. You would need more than one day to make the most of everything this museum has to offer. There were three adults and one toddler. We...More

Thank IntlDuo
Reviewed 12 December 2015

Went here with my family and really liked the place. I brought my son and daughter who never lived in the area. It was a good learning experience for them to see and understand the area their father was from. We even found a picture...More

Thank JimmyJackk
Reviewed 5 September 2015 via mobile

We thought the presentation of how the various immigrants impacted the Johnstown area was very interesting and well presented. The various interactive displays and the coverage of how immigrants were treated and eventually melted into the community through generations was something we had not seen...More

1  Thank BernieandJune
Reviewed 18 August 2015

This site is a must see when you are in Johnstown. You are given an identity of a real person who lived here, and you become that person. Just swipe your ID card at various locations throughout the center, and you will learn how you...More

1  Thank Deek24
Reviewed 18 August 2015

Wonderful museum about the immigrant experience. The exhibits are interactive and give you a real feel of what it was like to come to this country and start from scratch battling the prejudice, hard work, and poverty they experienced. Definitely go here and see how...More

Thank marguerite14
Reviewed 23 July 2015 via mobile

This was the third time for me to bring visiting friends and relatives to the Center. Still found plenty to explore. It's innovative in it's presentations of the multiple facets of the different cultures that came to this city to materialize the American dream. Educational...More

Thank John R
Reviewed 21 July 2015 via mobile

My children are 7 & 12 and they had a great time at the Discovery Center today. We had visited the Flood Museum that same morning and they gained knowlwdge of the flood tragedy and the Discovery Center helped bring events of this as well...More

Thank jleasure22
Reviewed 13 June 2015

The Heritage Discovery Center opened my eyes to the historical significance of this, once, small, beaver trapping camp, snuggled in the Conemaugh Valley. I grew up in Johnstown and thought I knew everything about it. I was dead wrong. I knew about the steel factories...More

1  Thank StrathNaver L
Reviewed 4 June 2015

We got a free pass to come to the Heritage Center after visiting the Flood Museum. The 5th floor is designed for young children, so we spent all of our time there as there was only an hour left before close. Our boys loved all...More

Thank armiller522
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I'm planning a group trip and need to know approximately how much is a good amount of time to spend at the heritage center?
7 April 2017|
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Response from silvertongue10147 | Reviewed this property |
I think you can cover the entire facility in 2 hours. It depends on the level of interest, and the age of the group. The 1st floor, in my opinion, is the best part. The interactive immigration booths are really a novel idea... More