Flight 93 National Memorial, Stoystown
Categories: Monuments, Specialty Museums, Museums, Tourist Spots
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. Add Flight 93 National Memorial to your Stoystown travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Stoystown itinerary maker.
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My husband and I have often talked about driving from Pittsburgh, PA to Stoystown, PA to visit the Flight 93 memorial. It's less than an hour and a half away from us and we finally made the trip yeste... read more »
Somber, memorial. Excellent museum for those that weren't old enough to know or understand it. I was nearby so I stopped but not a place to return.
Plan to spend two to three hours here. The volunteers are very knowledgable and the visitor center is very well laid out. We shed a few tears listening to the last phone calls. We walked the two mile ... read more »
I hadn't been here since a day after the crash, what a pleasant surprise. The new memorial was closed when we attended but the year of the facility was very well done. It was great that park rangers were also around to answer questions. Another nice addition of the ability to do a virtual audio tour on your own via cell. I would love to go back when I had more time and during business hours.
This memorial was so well put together - it briefly explains the tragic events that took place on that day, but it's not overdone. It's simplistic in design but very emotional, and it has a very respectful and somber mood about it. It allows you a few moments of silence to respect those whose lives were lost on that terrible day. Visiting the memorial is truly a moving experience.
The area is still under construction. The visitor center, learning center and monument are completed. Plenty of parking from bikes to RVs and trailers. There are guides there to help you and answer questions. Its a beautiful place put together nicely. The visitor center is awesome and will bring tears to most. Visit, it's a beautiful place to remember the heroes on flight 93.
Beautiful and inspiring memorial. I cried. It was moving. The park was well planned and will be a nice place to unwind when they finish it. Of course, you can't bring dogs to the memorial, but they have dog walk areas.
Well worth the trek out to the middle of nowhere, this is an extremely well put-together memorial for a terrible event. It's emotional without over-doing it. I think it serves the memory of the tragedy well. And the location is reverent and well-designed.
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