Pennsylvania

Johnstown Inclined Plane

Ride the world's steepest vehicular inclined plane! Each spring and fall, we host numerous school field trips using the Incline as an educational tool for students of all ages. Enjoy a breathtaking view of the city from our observation deck. Learn about the Incline's origins and Johnstown's history of floods in our Visitors' Center. Enjoy an ice cream cone from our Ice Cream Shop located atop the Inclined Plane. Download our free lesson plan for students on our website!
 
Learn more about our group tour educational programs.
Visit our "For Teachers" page for lesson plans and other school field trip and scout trip information. 
Click here to learn more about our Visitors Center.
 
Contact Info
Address: 711 Edgehill Dr., Johnstown, PA 15905. Cambria County.
Tel: 814-536-1816.
Hrs: Seasonal, call for details.
 
SCHOOL
The Incline can serves as an outdoor classroom for students studying our area's industrial steel history, the physics of an inclined plane, and even the vegetation on our hillside trail. Various exhibits in the Visitors Center provide a look at Johnstown’s history; these include historic images, and three-dimensional displays of how Johnstown looked back in the canal days. Download our free lesson plan for students on our website!
 
Contact Info
Name: Inclined Plane Supervisor.
Phone: 814-536-1816.
 
Trip Info
Grade Level: All grades.
Group Size: Varies.
Program Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Activities.
Recomm. Length of Visit: 1 hour.
Recomm. Ratio of Students to Staff: n/a.
Registration: Phone, Email, Fax.
Food Options: Available for purchase.
Cost: Fee.
Title I or Financial Support: n/a.
Accessible To: n/a.
 
Supports Classroom Learning In: Science, Social Studies.
Topics Covered: geography, history, math, transportation.
 
 
SCOUTS
Scout groups can visit the Incline to study history, physics, and even the vegetation on our hillside trail. Exhibits in the Visitors Center provide information on the history of Johnstown during the canal days, as well as the history of the rails. Our website has lesson plans, scavenger hunts, and other educational materials.
 
Contact Info
Name: Inclined Plane Supervisor.
Phone: 814-536-1816.
 
Trip Info
Grade Level: All grades.
Group Size: Varies.
Program Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Activities.
Recomm. Length of Visit: 1 hour.
Recomm. Ratio of Scouts to Staff: n/a.
Registration: Phone, Email, Fax.
Food Options: Available for purchase.
Cost: Fee.
Title I or Financial Support: n/a.
Accessible To: n/a.
 
Supports Scout Badges In: Science, Social Studies.
Topics Covered: geography, history, math, transportation.
 
 
HOMESCHOOL
The Incline can serves as an outdoor classroom for students studying our area's industrial steel history, the physics of an inclined plane, and even the vegetation on our hillside trail. Various exhibits in the Visitors Center provide a look at Johnstown’s history; these include historic images, and three-dimensional displays of how Johnstown looked back in the canal days. Download our free lesson plan for students on our website!
 
Contact Info
Name: Inclined Plane Supervisor.
Phone: 814-536-1816.
 
Trip Info
Grade Level: All grades.
Group Size: Varies.
Program Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Activities.
Recomm. Length of Visit: 1 hour.
Recomm. Ratio of Students to Staff: n/a.
Registration: Phone, Email, Fax.
Food Options: Available for purchase.
Cost: Fee.
Title I or Financial Support: n/a.
Accessible To: n/a.
 
Supports Classroom Learning In: Science, Social Studies.
Topics Covered: geography, history, math, transportation.
 

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