Please see the calendar below for the current operating schedules of the Johnstown Flood Museum, Heritage Discovery Center/Johnstown Children’s Museum. Visitors to the Johnstown Children’s Museum (which is located on the third floor of the Heritage Discovery Center) are encouraged to RSVP 539-1889 before your visit, as we are limiting the number of families in the museum at any given time — see the children’s museum COVID information page for details on our scheduling and safety protocol. RSVPs are not needed to visit the Johnstown Flood Museum or the other attractions in the Heritage Discovery Center.

In accordance with PA guidelines, visitors and employees must wear masks, and are asked to observe social distancing while in our facilities. We are taking additional steps to ensure safety, such as sanitizing surfaces frequently. Welcome!


JAHA at Home: Making books available for sale while the museums are closed

JAHA at Home: Making books available for sale while the museums are closed

“A Photographic History of the 1889 Johnstown Flood” is by Dr. Michael R. McGough was published in 2019 to mark the 130th anniversary of the disaster, and is the newest book available on the topic. The soft-bound book retails for $12.95, but we are making it available for $10 for pickup, or $11 mailed or delivered.

“The Club and the 1889 Flood,” the story of the South Fork Fishing and Hunting Club and the dam that failed, is available for $13 (which includes delivery)

If you’re interested, email Kim Baxter at and she’ll be in touch to arrange payment and delivery or pickup.