• A view of the South and North abutments of the South Fork Dam.  The Visitor Center, Unger House, and Spring House are visible in the background.  As is visible, a spur railroad line connects coal trains with the main line of the railroad.

    Johnstown Flood

    National Memorial Pennsylvania

Laws & Policies

Superintendent's Compendium
This compendium provides for designations, closures, permit requirements, and other restrictions imposed under the discretionary authority of the Superintendent for Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site, Gallitzin, PA; and Johnstown Flood National Memorial, St Michael, PA
2014 Superintendent's Compendium
2013 Superintendent's Compendium

Firearms In National Parks

The law governing possession of firearms inside a national park changed on February 22, 2010.

Visitors may possess firearms within a national park unit provided they comply with federal, state, and local laws.

The role of the responsible gun owner is to know and obey the federal, state, and local laws appropriate to the park they are visiting.

Please remember that federal law prohibits firearms in certain park facilities and buildings. These places are marked with signs at public entrances.

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Did You Know?

after flood recovery

By July 1st, stores opened on Main Street for business. Five years later an observer would have been hard pressed to imagine the destruction in the valley on May 31, 1889.