The Johnstown Flood Museum and Heritage Discovery Center/Johnstown Children’s Museum are adopting winter opening hours beginning the week of Jan. 3. We will be open Monday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from 10 am-5 pm, and Sun. noon-5 pm (closed Tuesday and Wednesday). Because Cambria County is currently experiencing high community spread of COVID-19, we are now requiring staff and visitors to wear masks (face shields alone are not adequate). Please visit the children’s museum COVID protocols page for more information specific to that museum. We appreciate your understanding and cooperation. Welcome!

Hours, Admission & Directions

How to visit the museum.

Online ticketing

From late November through mid-January, we offer Christmas at the Wagner-Ritter House tours! The house is beautifully decorated, and your tour will feature holiday traditions of a German-Catholic family in the 19th century.

The Wagner-Ritter House & Garden is open for pre-booked, guided tours on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays that are available online only! When you book your tour of the Wagner-Ritter House & Garden online, you’ll choose a date and time that’s convenient for you.

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You can book a tour to the Wagner-Ritter House & Garden only, or buy the the Johnstown Heritage Pass and save more than 20% off! You’ll experience what it was like to be an immigrant to Johnstown in the late 1800s – and the steel and coal industries that brought them here. Learn about the 1889 Johnstown Flood, and how industrialization helped cause the disaster. See modern blacksmiths practicing their craft using time-honored methods – all located in the nationally-recognized historic districts of Johnstown. All these stories and more are yours to discover with the Johnstown Heritage Pass. This mobile-only, online pass gives you more than 20% off individual ticket prices to:

  • Heritage Discovery Center
  • Johnstown Children’s Museum
  • Johnstown Flood Museum
  • Wagner-Ritter House & Garden
  • Center for Metal Arts

Individual attraction tickets are available online, too.

Directions and parking: The Wagner-Ritter House & Garden is located at 418 Broad Street, Johnstown, PA, 15906. To visit the house, we suggest you park along a side street to Broad — such as Fourth or Fifth Avenue. In addition, two parking spaces are available directly behind the house, on Brallier Place.