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Remembering the Johnstown Flood

On May 31, 1889, a neglected dam and a phenomenal storm led to a catastrophe in which 2,209 people died. It's a story of great tragedy, but also of triumphant recovery. Visit the Johnstown Flood Museum, which is operated by the Johnstown Area Heritage Association, to find out more about this shocking episode in American history.

Admissions & Hours

Admission to the Johnstown Flood Museum is $9 for adults, $7 for seniors and $7 for children from 3-18 (children 2 and under are free). You may also purchase a ticket to both the Johnstown Flood Museum and the Frank & Sylvia Pasquerilla Heritage Discovery Center, which also houses the Johnstown Children's Museum and Iron & Steel Gallery, featuring "Mystery of Steel.", for $12 for adults, $10 for seniors, and $10 for students. Both visits must occur within five days.

Plan to see both museums on your visit -- and for more information on the Johnstown Discovery Network and other heritage attractions in the Johnstown area, visit the Johnstown Discovery Network section of this site.

We are also pleased to offer a 20% discount to active members of the military. Please present your military ID to receive this discount for your immediate family.

The Heritage Discovery Center and Wagner-Ritter House & Garden are both located about a half-mile from the Johnstown Flood Museum. Museum staff will be happy to direct you.


From April through October, the Heritage Discovery Center (including the Johnstown Children's Museum) and Johnstown Flood Museum are open Tuesday-Saturday from 10:00 a.m.-5:00 pm, and on Sundays from noon-5:00 p.m. (closed Mondays). For the slower visitor season of November-March, we are open Wednesday-Saturday from 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., and on Sundays from noon-5:00 p.m. (closed Monday-Tuesday), but will open anytime for pre-arranged group tours -- call us at 814-539-1889.

The Wagner-Ritter House & Garden is open in April and through the visitor season from noon-5:00 pm on Saturdays, or by appointment (see the Wagner-Ritter House & Garden's admissions page for details).

All museums are wheelchair-accessible, and our film presentations are captioned. We look forward to welcoming you! 


Group rates are available for groups of 10 or more. Click here for more information on group tours and services.