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Bus Tour: Join Us to Explore Historic Johnstown

November 2 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

$100.00

Saturday, November 2
9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

$100.00 per person

This tour is limited to 25 participants.
Tickets will not be available after September 23.

Purchase a ticket below.

Johnstown is so much more than the horrific flood of 1889 that nearly destroyed the city and that, for many, defines its history. Located, like Pittsburgh, at the confluence of two rivers (Little Conemaugh and Stonycreek), Johnstown also shares with its larger neighbor to the west a legacy of industry, immigration, resilience, fine architecture, and swoon-inducing views. Our program will start with an in-depth tour of the Johnstown Flood Museum, followed by a walking tour of architectural highlights of the Downtown Johnstown Historic District. After lunch on your own, we will ride up the hill (by the Incline, if long-stalled restoration is completed; by bus, if not) to observe the spectacular landscape that has been both an asset for the City and the cause of multiple floods. From there, we will visit the National Historic District of Westmont, a suburb developed by the Cambria Iron Company after the 1889 Flood.

Note:  We will provide snacks and refreshments during the tour.
Lunch is self-pay and not included in the tour price.

Tour meeting point: Station Square, Pittsburgh, PA 15219. Instructions for parking and meeting the bus will be provided to registrants in advance of the tour. The bus will depart at 9:00 a.m. sharp.

Tour ending point: Station Square, by 4:30 p.m.

Please arrive 15 minutes before departure time in order to ensure that the bus is loaded expeditiously and the tour gets underway on time. Dress for the weather (PHLF tours proceed rain or shine!), and wear comfortable shoes. By purchasing a ticket for this tour, you acknowledge that you are physically able to undertake the tour, assume all personal risk during the tour, consent to being photographed during the tour, and permit PHLF to use your image in our communications.

Accessibility: The Johnstown Flood Museum is fully accessible. However, the bus on which we will travel has steps that might be difficult to navigate with assistive equipment. Entrance to the private home we are visiting is preceded by a 90-foot walk up a slightly inclined driveway. If accessibility is a concern for you, please contact Mary Lu Denny (marylu@phlf.org; 412-471-5808, ext. 527) before registering.

Details

Date:
November 2
Time:
9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Cost:
$100.00
Event Categories:
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Website:
www.phlf.org

Organizer

PHLF
Phone
412-471-5808
Email
marylu@phlf.org

Tickets

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Bus Tour: Join Us to Explore Historic Johnstown
Johnstown is so much more than the horrific flood of 1889 that nearly destroyed the city and that, for many, defines its history. Located, like Pittsburgh, at the confluence of two rivers (Little Conemaugh and Stonycreek), Johnstown also shares with its larger neighbor to the west a legacy of industry, immigration, resilience, fine architecture, and swoon-inducing views. Our program will start with an in-depth tour of the Johnstown Flood Museum, followed by a walking tour of architectural highlights of the Downtown Johnstown Historic District. After lunch on your own, we will ride up the hill (by the Incline, if long-stalled restoration is completed; by bus, if not) to observe the spectacular landscape that has been both an asset for the City and the cause of multiple floods. From there, we will visit the National Historic District of Westmont, a suburb developed by the Cambria Iron Company after the 1889 Flood.
$ 100.00
25 available
Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation

100 West Station Square Drive, Suite 450

Pittsburgh, PA 15219

Phone: 412-471-5808  |  Fax: 412-471-1633