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Flight 93 National Memorial, Stoystown

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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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Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • The memorial is stunning. Gorgeous, clean, emotional, detailed... The visitors center goes through 9.11 in so much detail that you relive it all over again. I was not expecting that at all. We were no...  more »
  • The entire memorial from the visitor center to the memorial plaza is very well designed. The displays in the visitor center are filled with information and artifacts.that detail the tragic events of t...  more »
  • Memorial lay out is well designed. Visitor center has just right amount of information and content. Walking path toward the site is perfect length. Love the wild flowers versus acres of mowed grass. T...  more »
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  • I took my wife and sons to the Flight 93 Memorial on our way back to Ohio from NYC and ground zero. This is an area is in stark contrast to the WTC site, but just as powerful. The site is large but extremely symbolic. If you go, take time to understand the architect's design features. For example, the Welcome Center has a texture that resembles the Eastern Hemlock because the plane crashed next to a Hemlock grove. I am glad that I went and will return to see how the reclamation of the strip mine is going with the native tree reforestation project. Great side trip off of the PA Turnpike.
  • It had been several years since I was here. It is much improved. The Flight Path visitors center is well done. The gift shop is overpriced, as one would expect. Make sure you grab the free brochure . It have a very good overview diagram.
  • A must to see. Very sobering to hear the voicemail of those who went down on the plane. To see the work that went into finding everyone. The layout of the park is nice.But is not to easily accessed by the handicapped if they can't walk a lot. Hard to get to the wall of names. But the museum is great and a must see for all Americans. But be sure to listen to those that volunteer as there are so many things built into the place they you would never catch without them pointing them out. It was very thought out for sure. Let us not forget! God Bless America!
  • Sobering experience of a national strategy. Very stirring informative memorial museum and visitors center. A must see for all. Just a short ride North of the Pennsylvania Turnpike. ( 15-20 min.)
  • This is a beautifully pulled together memorial to the heroes of Flight 93. Not a dry eye in the place. You can see the crash site and a wall of the passengers' names. There is a museum on site with the historical information from 9/11.