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Heritage Discovery Center

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Address: 201 6th Ave, Johnstown, PA 15906-2500
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+1 888-222-1889

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This museum covered two big things, both which really taught us something. The part of immigrants was very instructive especially the challenges they faced in discrimination and... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
chuck k
Madison, Wisconsin
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Madison, Wisconsin
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This museum covered two big things, both which really taught us something. The part of immigrants was very instructive especially the challenges they faced in discrimination and their family life. Allowed me to understand my father's early life down in Pittsburgh, where he was son of Ukrainian immigrants. The steel exhibit was good but especially the movie. Such a big... More 

Thank chuck k
Johnstown, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 10 April 2017

I recently visited the center with a group of visually impaired secondary students. If you are a student of history, the center is intriguing. Each visitor assumes the identity of an immigrant and walks the walk of that person in reference to job procurement, living arrangements, etc. specific to the early days of steel production in Johnstown. I would not... More 

Thank Bob T
Davidsville, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 27 March 2017

The history of iron and steelmaking in Johnstown exhibition was put together by curator Tom Leslie, a former steel worker. He has put together an interesting, fantastic collection of artifacts and information that will keep the interest of anyone who has ties to Johnstown, the steel industry in the US, or even history alone. There is a giant screen movie... More 

Thank Tmish
Warrenton, Virginia, United States
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Reviewed 18 January 2017

Here with my granddaughter and her friend for a Princess tea party. What a fun time! The girls were treated royally, and loved their play time in the children's museum.

Thank Elaine O
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11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 26 October 2016

Good place to check out in Cambria City. It always interests me to learn about cultures and different hertiges. Johnstown is blessed to have so much heritage!

Thank Beth M
Effort, Pennsylvania
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71 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Having immigrated here myself, I really found this venue interesting. The first floor interactive immigration display is awesome. I enjoyed a leisurely walk, being able to stop and read all the information and listen to the short commentaries. It made me appreciate what our ancestors had to persevere. Their initiative was truly amazing. Buy the combo ticket for the Flood... More 

Thank silvertongue10147
South Fork
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016

a way to have a fun afternoon learning about the heritage and cultures of the surounding area. Five stars!

Thank Judy T
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Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

This was fun for the adults and for the kids. I definitely recommend that you check it out.... You won't be sorry!!

Thank pegm103
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Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

We had lots of fun and took lots of pictures. My phone broke so I can't put one on here. Very family friendly and family fun atmosphere :):):)

Thank Dawn M
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 22 August 2016

It's an interactive museum of displays about people immigrating to Johnstown. You get a card with an immigrant's name and use it to interact with the displays. It does give you a good idea of how immigrants felt. It is interesting, however some of the phones that explain the displays don't work. It gives good information about how Johnstown was... More 

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