• 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

Things To Do

Check out the Great Events/Things to Do planned for the 125th Anniversary Year

Park Visitor Center
The park Visitor Center and the grounds of the park are OPEN YEARROUND. View two floors of exhibits and the park's film "Black Friday." Film is shown at 15 minutes past the hour (9:15, 10:15, 11:15, 12:15, 1:15, 2:15, 3:15, 4:15).

Historic Clubhouse
Guided Tours of all three floors will be provided on Sunday, June 1. Call (814) 495-4643 for more information and to make the REQUIRED RESERVATIONS.
Visitors will be allowed to briefly enter the Clubhouse during our "Journey Around Lake Conemaugh," and "Path of the Flood" van tours. More information below.

Trails and Hikes
Remains of the dam are preserved within the park and are short walks from convenient parking spots.

Journey Around Lake Conemaugh Van Tour:
These van tours will be offered everyday beginning June 2 and will conclude for the season on September 28. These one hour, Ranger-led tours are offered at 10:00 am; 1:00 pm; and 3:00 pm, daily. Tours begin at the Visitor Center, then go to the North and South Abutments of the South Fork Dam. Plus, participants will have a chance to briefly visit the South Fork Fishing & Hunting Clubhouse. Reservations are not required, but suggested and can be made by calling 814- 495-4643. NOTE: These tours will not be offered on June 7, July 5, July 19, August 2, August 16, September 13, and September 27, when we will be offering our longer Path of the Flood Van Tour.

Path of the Flood Van Tour:
These special van tours actually follow the path of the Johnstown Flood. The tours will begin at the Johnstown Flood National Memorial Visitor Center parking lot and participants will be driven through the flood ravaged communities of: South Fork, Mineral Point, Franklin/East Conemaugh, Woodvale, and Johnstown, with the narrative portion concluding at Grandview Cemetery. The ranger will answer questions on the drive back to the park Visitor Center. These tours begin at 1:00 pm and will be offered on: June 7, July 5, July 19, August 2, August 16, September 13, and September 27. RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED and may be made by calling 814-495-4643.

Path of the Flood Hike:
Hikes are over for 2014, but check back in spring 2015 for next years hike dates!

Related Places in the Area you don't want to miss:

Greater Johnstown/Cambria County Convention & Visitor Bureau

Johnstown Flood Museum

Did You Know?

Memory Jar, Johnstown Flood Museum

People made Memory Jars from items collected among the ruins after the 1889 Flood. There is one such Memory Jar on display at the Johnstown Flood Museum.