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Johnstown Flood Museum, Johnstown

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4.3/5 based on 190+ reviews on the web
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  • The museum is small. You only need an hour or s but the. Film is terrific e and the rest of the museum. The volunteers are full of facts 
  • It cost $3.00 to tour the museum but it is worth every penny to read and see pictures of the damage that was done in Johnstown from the flood. 
  • I think the best part of the museum was the film. It presented the account of the flood in a more story like fashion than a documentary. Interesting artifacts also on display, as well as pictures. 
  • "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
  • So full of the history of Johnstown, amazing experience
  • Beautiful town, Beautiful Museum, the film is fantastic and everyone MUST visit the INCLINE PLANE. A must while in Johnstown.
  • The hours on this page are incorrect. The current correct hours are below: Tuesday-Saturday 10:00 am-5:00 pm Sunday 12:00 pm-5:00 pm Closed Mondays except for pre-scheduled tours.
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