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. 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.
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  • off the beaten track is this memorial to those thg fought to save countless lives on September 11th, 2001. see the wind chime tower and then drive to the crash site, take it all in as those brave...  more »
  • We went to the visitor center first and learned the details about Flight 93 and what happened on 9/11. We studied the photographs of the passengers and crew. We held hands as we listened to...  more »
  • Very well done memorial. Visitor center shows the timeline for all four planes. It has video of the breaking news on 9/11 up till the 1st building collapsed. One exhibit has three recorded messages...  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.
  • A powerful and moving place to visit. The space was so well planned by architect Robert Murdoch. Each of the plan made the whole as a piece of art. And all this to memorialize the 40 brave souls who gave their lives for our country. The flight path, and the final resting area gave me pause to remember. I can't wait until the Tower of Voices is complete.
  • Beautifully done. They have a great memorial building with an overlook where you can see the actual site of the crash. Listening to the recordings from the passengers to their families was heartbreaking but real and worth remembering. I'm proud to have been a Firefighter for 28 years and to honor these heroes. Well done.
  • This is a must see if your ever in Pennsylvania so much knowledgeable information about this flight and all the brave heroes who stopped the plane from reaching its unintended target and taking anymore lives than it did . Very touching tribute to everyone who was on this flight and their families. Very knowledgeable federal park representatives are there to answer questions. They give 2 daily live presentations to the public . There are restrooms , gift shop plenty of parking buses welcome . Dont forget to visit the tower of voices 93 foot tall concrete structure with 8 chimes presently and more to be added in the future to represent the lives that were lost on that fateful day also a must see .

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