430 Napoleon Place
Johnstown, PA 15901
Phone: (814) 536-1114
Fax: (814) 536-0022
Many of the 2,209 flood victims, including 770 buried in the "Plot of the Unknown," were laid to rest in this historic cemetery, located a half-mile drive or walk from the top of the Inclined Plane.
Established in 1870, this historic library carries over 145,000 books and offers a full range of library services for all ages, including genealogical and research services.
The esteemed Johnstown Inclined Plane is a noted funicular in Johnstown, Cambria County in Pennsylvania. It acts as a great connecting link between downtown and Westmont Borough. The construction was completed in 1891 post the floods of 1889. It is a massive 897.5-foot (273.3-meter) funicular and has gained tremendous significance over the years. The hillside region along the funicular is apt for biking and hiking. The fares are modest and an annual visit of as many as 81,236 individuals was recorded in 2011.
Peoples Natural Gas Park is a latest addition to the city landmarks of Johnstown. This recently built park is more than just a green stretch of land; it doubles up as a cultural venue. It is home to several music festivals including the popular AmeriServ Flood City Music Festival. The park features two venues, namely the pavilion and Oilhouse that stages live music concerts, shows and other performances on a regular basis. Apart from that, Peoples Natural Gas Park can also be rented for private and public functions.
Cambria City Historic District, located in township of Johnstown, is a district that spreads over 39 acres (16 hectares). Home to mostly working class, it features amenities like schools, churches, fire stations, and so on. The township is visited by tourists for its exquisite architecture that includes Queen Anne and Second Empire styles.
The monumental Johnstown Flood National Memorial is set up in Croyle Township/Adams Township in Cambria County, Pennsylvania. Spread over a colossal area of 164.12 acres (66.42 hectares), the memorial commemorates the 2209 people who were killed in the Johnstown Flood of 1889. The memorial preserves the remains of the dam as well as portions of the former Lake Conemaugh bed. It had recorded as many as 111,987 tourists in 2005 and still continues to pull in great crowds each year.
Located right off the Menoher Highway in the city of Ligonier, the Waterford park is a charming green space that offers respite to the denizens. Summers and spring witness a burst of activity in the form of community events, festivals and shows organized here. Groups of friends, families, students and visitors to the city can be seen lounging around on the grass, reading a book or simply soaking in the warm Philadelphia sun.
Flight 93, one of the four hijacked in September 11, 2001, was prevented by the passengers and crew from crashing on the United States Capitol. It crashed in Pennsylvania killing all on board. Located at the sight of the crash site, is a memorial honoring the lost lives. Initially open to only family members of the deceased, it was later opened to the public. It is featured on the National Register of Historic Places.
Built in 1925, the historic 400 x 125 foot long Ligonier Beach is the largest swimming pool in Pennsylvania. Guests can also enjoy fine dining in the Victorian Garden Dining Room and live entertainment every Sunday.
Friendship Park is a community-built playground that includes tennis and basketball courts and ball fields.
Come to Fort Ligonier and step into a time warp that takes you back a couple of centuries to the days when King George II reigned over England. Modeled on the original, this life-sized replica, situated on the top of a hill in the Laurel Highlands, is one of the most magnificent in the United States. Bring the family along to relive the days of old. Artifacts relating to George Washington and General John Forbes are featured here, as well as memorabilia from the country's early warring days. A short video kicks off a very comprehensive tour, which takes visitors through the awesome site. Stroll through an array of paintings at the site's museum, or attend one of the special activities held on certain days. Stop at the store on your way out, to take home a piece of history.
The Ligonier Valley Library is open Monday through Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. and on Fridays and Saturdays until 5:00 p.m. Located in the basement of the library, the Pennsylvania Room contains resources on Pennsylvania and local history. Resources include atlases, photographs, census, and obituaries, marriages and births printed in The Ligonier Echo from 1888 to the present.