September 11, 2001, transformed the 21st century when 19 terrorists boarded and hijacked 4 airplanes, using them to attack America. The 4th hijacked plane, United Airlines Flight 93, crashed in rural Pennsylvania, just 80-miles east of Pittsburgh.
Flight 93 National Memorial is a place to learn about the 40 passengers and crew members of Flight 93 whose actions thwarted the hijackers’ attempt to target Washington, DC, and most likely the US Capitol. The memorial is a place to walk beside their final resting place and honor the extraordinary courage of those who fought back against the terrorists.
The Visitor Center includes an educational book store, and 10 interactive exhibits detailing the story of Flight 93, and the heroic actions of the passengers and crew. The Learning Center is used for special programming and exhibits (not open on a daily basis), leading visitors to the Flight Path Walkway which follows the exact path Flight 93 flew over.
Other features include:
The Memorial Plaza takes visitors past the debris field to the Wall of Names and final resting place of the 40 heroes. Park Rangers and volunteers can be found throughout the memorial to provide more information to visitors.
The Friends of Flight 93 National Memorial is the official 501(c)3 nonprofit partner of Flight 93 National Memorial, whose aim is to inform, honor and pay tribute to the heroes of Flight 93 by supporting the Memorial with volunteers and resources. The Friends’ mission is to focus on awareness, education, volunteer support, preservation and stewardship. To learn more about the Friends and become a Friends’ member visit our website.
Hours of Operation
Memorial Hours: Grounds are open sunrise to sunset, weather permitting. Public restrooms available outside the Learning Center and Plaza.
Visitor Center Hours: Open 9:00am - 5:00pm daily, except on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day.
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