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Heritage Discovery Center

201 6th Ave, Johnstown, PA 15906-2500
+1 888-222-1889
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Worth a visit for both young and old

I've been to the Heritage Discovery Center twice now and each time, I came away being more... read more

Reviewed March 1, 2018
TerriAltergott
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Uxbridge, Massachusetts
not woth your time

dirty , This part of town is run down. not a nice place to be at night. High crime area. do the... read more

Reviewed November 10, 2017
bruce n
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Johnstown, Pennsylvania
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201 6th Ave, Johnstown, PA 15906-2500
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+1 888-222-1889
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"children's museum"
in 12 reviews
"interactive displays"
in 7 reviews
"immigrant experience"
in 5 reviews
"melting pot"
in 3 reviews
"steel industry"
in 3 reviews
"great history"
in 2 reviews
"immigrants"
in 28 reviews
"ancestors"
in 7 reviews
"johnston"
in 39 reviews
"commentaries"
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"movie"
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"cambria"
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"instructive"
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"challenges"
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"gallery"
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Reviewed March 1, 2018

I've been to the Heritage Discovery Center twice now and each time, I came away being more impressed with the center. On our first visit, we brought our 10 year old Granddaughter and 15 year old Grandson with us. Our Grandson summed it up quite...More

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Reviewed November 10, 2017

dirty , This part of town is run down. not a nice place to be at night. High crime area. do the Incline PLane. it is nice and they are doing fresh up work on the observation look out point.

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Reviewed October 15, 2017

Enjoyed watching my son learn about Johnstown. It is a great attractions that should not be missed when you are in town.

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Reviewed September 2, 2017

My mom grew up in Johnstown and memories of the summers I spent there going to Slovak events and seeing the sky flicker red at night from the steel blast furnace came alive again as we toured the museum immigration side and the steel museum....More

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Reviewed July 17, 2017 via mobile

There are lots of reasons to spend time here. First, the exhibits are well done, with interactive elements and absorbing displays. Second, most of us are at least semi-aware of our own immigrant ancestors, and although their lives may have been somewhat different from those...More

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Reviewed July 9, 2017 via mobile

This museum is interactive with the use of character cards. You select a character and follow him or her through the museum learning about life in Johnstown during the time when there were many immigrants. There is also an area for younger children that has...More

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Reviewed July 5, 2017

I was very impressed by the heritage center. I learned a ton about life in industrial Johnstown, especially the steel mills. The only negative is that the building is huge and the exhibits only take up a small portion. I would like to see them...More

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Reviewed April 28, 2017

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...More

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Reviewed April 11, 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...More

Thank Bob T
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Reviewed March 28, 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...More

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spicer216
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Response from silvertongue10147 | Reviewed this property |
I think you can cover the entire facility in 2 hours. It depends on the level of interest, and the age of the group. The 1st floor, in my opinion, is the best part. The interactive immigration booths are really a novel idea... More
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