Flight 93 National Memorial honors the passengers and crew aboard the United Airlines flight who stopped hijackers from reaching their target on September 11, 2001. After learning of the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, the passengers and crew fought back, and the hijackers decided to crash the plane before reaching their planned destination. Directly after the event in 2001, a temporary memorial was built on the crash site. In 2005, the design from the team led by Paul and Milena Murdoch was chosen for the permanent memorial. The project, which will be completed in phases, is still under construction. However, the memorial in its current form is powerful and well worth the visit. Pay your respects as you take in the impact site, now planted with wildflowers, and the Wall of Names, which features 40 white marble panels, each inscribed with a hero's name, lined along a black granite walkway. Take a look at our Stoystown trip planner to schedule your visit to Flight 93 National Memorial and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
Flight 93 National Memorial reviews
On the 20th anniversary this year, we visited the Flight 93 National Memorial. It was very touching. It is a beautiful tribute to those who were so brave on that flight 20 years ago. From the... more »
And this is a beautiful monument design to give you the space on the walk up to the actual wall of remembrance to take in the space were so many lives were lost. There’s information along the route... more »
Such a powerful and emotional experience. The area is so beautiful and peaceful. I come to this national memorial every year with my father on 9/11 and it's such an amazing contribute to the passengers on Flight 93. The park service does an incredible job at making sure these individuals are not forgotten about. The visitor center has a great gift shop/store to get souvenirs. Also, the visitor center includes a mini historical part about 9/11.
We weren't able to spend a lot of time here, but the time we were able to spend was powerful. This isn't necessarily an uplifting place to go, but it is an important part of history and is worth witnessing. If you don't have a lot of time, you can visit the Visitor Center for an overview of the events of the day as well as some artifacts - there is also an overlook inside and outside of the building that has a great view of the entire site. If you have time, there is also a walkable trail. Accessibility: the restrooms aren't a part of the main building - they're on the outside near the entrance to the trail loop. The trail isn't a steep grade, but it still may be tough if you're using a mobility aid. There are some nice areas that are accessible by car so you're still able to tour without walking the whole way. Bring tissues, but know they have some well placed tissues in the exhibit hall as well.
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