Escapes: Details, Johnstown, Pa.

May 16, 2013
if you go
GETTING THERE

Johnstown is 179 miles north of Washington. Take Interstate 270 north to I-70 west to I-76 west. Take Exit 146 onto U.S. Route 220/I-99 toward Altoona. Take Exit 3 toward Johnstown to U.S. Route 219 north to Pennsylvania Route 56 west. Take the Bedford Street exit into Johnstown, turn right at Bedford Street (which becomes Clinton), then left onto Washington Street. The flood museum is on the left.

STAYing there

Holiday Inn Johnstown — Downtown

250 Market St.

814-535-7777

www.holidayinn.com

Rooms from $140.

Hampton Inn Johnstown

129 Commerce Ct.

814-262-7700

www.hilton.com

On Route 219 outside town, within easy access of the Johnstown Flood Museum and the NPS memorial. Rooms from $129.

EATing there

Harrigan’s Cafe and Wine Deck

250 Market St.

814-361-2620

www.harriganscafewinedeck.com

In the Holiday Inn. Specializing in Mediterranean food. Dinner entrees from $19.

The Back Door Cafe

402 Chestnut St.

814-539-5084

www.thebackdoorcafe.com

Seasonal menu, with fresh ingredients. Unique flatbreads. Dinner entrees from $13.

remembering there

Johnstown Flood Museum

304 Washington St.

814-539-1889

www.jaha.org

Daily 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. April through December; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday Jan. 2 through March 31. $8, seniors $7, ages 3-18 $6. Includes one visit to all other Johnstown Area Heritage Association-owned attractions.

Johnstown Flood National Memorial

733 Lake Rd., South Fork

814-495-4643

www.nps.gov/jofl/index.htm

Visitor center open daily 9 a.m. to
5 p.m. year-round, except for federal winter holidays. Grounds open dawn to dusk. $4 per person for visits of one to seven (consecutive) days. Age 15 and younger free. On May 31, the memorial will honor Johnstown flood victims in an annual luminaria ceremony. Call ahead for details.

INFORMATION

www.jaha.org

www.visitjohnstownpa.com

J.F.L.

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