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Johnstown Flood Museum, Johnstown

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  • If you want to read an excellent, detailed and intriguing account of the flood here back in May,1889, then you should read the book The Johnstown Flood by David McCollough. That is what I did and it c...  more »
  • This is a must see museum. The preventable flood was a series of human errors compounded by a significant weather event. One of the saddest facts was were 80 souls that had survived the flood in their...  more »
  • Documentary movie is best part. Displays were good too. Don't miss the Flood Memorial Visitor Center up at the old dam site - that is very well done. . 
  • 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