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Johnstown Flood Museum, Johnstown

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  • The museum is very nice. The movie they offer is very informative and I would recommend viewing it before exploring the museum.  more »
  • Well done! Great volunteer set us up with all the right knowledge and introduction to pass through this historic museum. Moving and extremely well presented- making it a memorable experience.  more »
  • Greater museum. Great to have guide. Would highly recommend! Also enjoyed the movie which helped to get an impression what the event would have been like  more »
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  • Beautiful historic building and amazing amount of information on the food. Great staff. Easy to find landmark building. Johnstown can be a bit confusing with directions.
  • "Excellent video-- very good display." I like how they put the museum in the old Carnagie Library downtown-- which is ironic since Carnagie was one of the landowners responsible for the flood! But this old three-story building is a perfect venue for the museum. See the video in the theatre upstairs on the second floor. Well worth it, tells the story well, and helps you to understand the bigger picture. The first floor is also worth about a half hour visit, especially to see the artifacts. (Most chilling to me was the chest of tools that floated ashore just shy of Pittsburgh-- that's how many found out about the flood upstream, from the debris and bodies floating downstream.) The museum is at "ground zero" for the "big flood" as well as subsquent floods and the pride of the people of Johnstown. Glad I went to see it-- but suggest you also visit the National Park Service site, which is 14 miles upstream overlooking the dam and the hunting and fishing club (whose failed dam caused the flood).
  • Great history of a very dramatic time
  • Beautiful town, Beautiful Museum, the film is fantastic and everyone MUST visit the INCLINE PLANE. A must while in Johnstown.
  • So full of the history of Johnstown, amazing experience