The Johnstown Area Heritage Association takes the safety of our visitors and employees seriously. In accordance with Commonwealth of PA guidelines, visitors and employees must wear masks, and are asked to observe social distancing while in our facilities. We are taking additional steps, such as sanitizing surfaces frequently. Please see the calendar below for the current operating schedule of the Johnstown Flood Museum and Heritage Discovery Center; the Johnstown Children’s Museum is currently closed, and we are offering children’s activities in the courtyard and Education Center. Visit often for updates!

Ultimate Rail Fan Tour

Ultimate Rail Fan Tour

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Date(s) - October 20
8:30 AM - 6:00 PM

Johnstown Train Station

ALL RAIL TOURS ARE NOW SOLD OUT! Thank you for your interest in this program.

Explore the region’s railroad history and enjoy the fall scenery on a train ride from Johnstown to Altoona, with stops at key sites in Altoona. Tours depart from the Johnstown Train Station (and will begin with a brief overview of the building’s renovation plans) via Amtrak, tour the sites via bus, and return from Altoona on the train.

Guests will visit the Altoona Railroaders Museum and the Horseshoe Curve, with retired Norfolk Southern RR employee Brian Lehman as guide.

**All tickets must be purchased in advance by calling 814-539-1889!** Booking deadline is Friday, Oct. 12.

Tour Schedule:

  • 8:40 AM—Guests arrive at Johnstown Passenger Train Station for 9:00 AM train
  • 10:00 AM—Train arrives at Altoona Station and bus arrives to pick up passengers.
  • 10:30 AM—Bus arrives at Horseshoe Curve
  • 12:15 PM—Lunch at Cracker Barrel
  • 2:00 PM—Bus arrives at Altoona Railroaders Museum
    • During visit—Guided tour of areas in museum by Brian Lehman
  • 4:45 PM—Arrive at Altoona Amtrak Station for 5:00 PM train

Tickets: $85/adult, $60/child (ages 2-11); $80/JAHA member adult, $55/member child.