Johnstown Discovery Network
Johnstown Discovery Network and area attractions
Johnstown Flood Museum
Heritage Discovery Center
Johnstown Children's Museum
Wagner-Ritter House & Garden
Special Events & News
Museum Lesson Plans
Walking Tours
A Walking Tour of Cambria City
A Walking Tour of Downtown Johnstown
A Walking Tour of Historic Westmont
Wayfinding & Accommodations
Directions & Maps
Touring Routes
Accommodations
JAHA Info
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This section of the Johnstown Area Heritage Association's Web site is designed to help you get the most out of your visit to us. We hope the resources below will enhance your visit to the Johnstown Flood Museum, Heritage Discovery Center and the entire area. We look forward to welcoming you!

Directions & Maps
Driving to Johnstown
 

 

Johnstown is a small city in western Pennsylvania that's easily accessible from most major cities in the region, including Pittsburgh, Baltimore, Philadelphia, New York City and Washington, D.C. 

 

From Baltimore, Maryland, or Washington, D.C.:
Take Interstate 70 West to Breezewood, PA. Enter the Pennsylvania Turnpike West and take to Bedford Exit (Exit 146). Take 220/99 North to the first exit (Fishertown/Cessna). Take 56 West (approximately 30 miles) to 219 North. Take the 56 West Exit (The Johnstown Expressway) and follow it into the city.  

 

From Route 80 and points north:
Take Route 80 West to Route 220 South. Exit 220 South to Route 22 West outside of Altoona. At Ebensburg, take 219 South to Route 56 West (Johnstown Expressway). Take the 56 West Exit (The Johnstown Expressway) and follow it into the city.  

 

From Ohio and points west:
Take the Pennsylvania Turnpike East to Somerset Exit (exit 110). Travel to Route 219 North. Exit 219 North at Route 56 West, the Johnstown Expressway. Take the 56 West Exit (The Johnstown Expressway) and follow it into the city.  

 

Locating the Johnstown Flood Museum and Heritage Discovery Center

Once you're in town, blue wayfinding signs (as pictured at right) will help you locate the Johnstown Flood Museum, Heritage Discovery Center, other attractions and public buildings. Click here for detailed driving instructions to the Johnstown Flood Museum, or here for driving directions to the Heritage Discovery Center.
Maps of the Johnstown area

Several maps are available in downloadable PDF format. The files are relatively large, so they may take a few moments to download.

Map showing downtown Johnstown -- this map features driving directions between the Johnstown Flood Museum, Heritage Discovery Center, and Wagner-Ritter House & Garden. The location of the Inclined Plane is also included.

Map showing Johnstown area attractions -- This map shows the Johnstown Flood Museum, Heritage Discovery Center, Wagner-Ritter House & Garden, and Inclined Plane. In addition, it shows the location of the Chapin Arch and Grandview Cemetery, where many flood victims are buried (including the Plot of the Unknown).

Map showing regional attractions -- This map shows the location of JAHA attractions and the Johnstown Flood National Memorial, the National Park Service site in St. Michael that preserves the remains of the South Fork Dam.