Monday, June 8, 2009

Johnstown Flood Memorial Van Tours

For Immediate Release: May 18, 2009 CONTACT: Megan O’Malley 814-886-6156

Johnstown Flood National Memorial announces the start of summer programs. Starting June 7, 2009 and continuing through August 22, 2009 park rangers will lead guided van tours of the Johnstown Flood National Memorial including the historic Clubhouse of the South Fork Fishing and Hunting Club and the ruins of the South Fork Dam.

Programs are given daily at 10 AM, 1 PM and 3PM. Call 814-495-4643 for reservations. While transportation and a tour guide are free, there is an admission fee to the site.
Adults are $4.00 and children 16 and under are free. All National Parks Passes are accepted.

Johnstown Flood National Memorial can be reached by taking the Saint Michael/ Sidman exit from US 219. Park signs will direct you to the ruins of the dam, the Club House, and the visitor center.

Johnstown Flood National Memorial was created by Congress in August of 1964 to preserve the ruins of the South Fork Dam and to commemorate the 2,209 lives lost in the Great Flood. Any questions about the park, the story of the Flood, and these events can be answered by calling (814) 495-4643. The park’s website can be found at

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