South Fork, Pennsylvania: Johnstown Flood National Memorial Visitor Center

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Address:
733 Lake Rd, South Fork, PA
Directions:
Northeast of Johnstown. From US Hwy 219 exit at St. Michael/Sidman. Drive east on Hwy 869 for a little over a mile. Turn left at the brown highway sign onto Lake Rd. Drive 1.5 miles to the Visitor Center.
Hours:
Daily 9-5 (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Phone:
814-495-4643
Admission:
Adults $4.00
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Johnstown Flood National Memorial Visitor Center.

Johnstown Flood National Memorial Visitor Center

Where the deadly flood that destroyed Johnstown began. Multimedia displays (circa 1989), some artifacts, very somber film.

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Johnstown Flood Memorial

The offical Johnstown Flood Memorial is not located in South Fork, but in Sidman, which is about 2 or 3 miles away.I also saw on here that someone said the Flood began in South Fork, which is incorrect. It began in Sidman, which at the time had been completely underwater. The whole town of what is Sidman now, was the lake.

The Clubhouse and about 3 other of the original houses still stand. You can tour the clubhouse, but the houses are privately owned, however, the people who own the houses are pretty friendly and will show you exactly where the water came up to! They could fish off their porch if the lake was still there! You can walk along the remains of the earthen dam, and on a foggy night, a ghost lake sometimes appears! Very spooky.

[Krista, 08/28/2009]

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