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.
Holiday Inn Johnstown — Downtown
250 Market St.
Rooms from $140.
Hampton Inn Johnstown
129 Commerce Ct.
On Route 219 outside town, within easy access of the Johnstown Flood Museum and the NPS memorial. Rooms from $129.
Harrigan’s Cafe and Wine Deck
250 Market St.
In the Holiday Inn. Specializing in Mediterranean food. Dinner entrees from $19.
The Back Door Cafe
402 Chestnut St.
Seasonal menu, with fresh ingredients. Unique flatbreads. Dinner entrees from $13.
Johnstown Flood Museum
304 Washington St.
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
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.