We all remember September 11th, 2001. It was a devastating day for New Yorkers, and people around the country. The attacks on the World Trade Center weren’t the only terrorist acts to happen that day; four other planes were hijacked. The Flight 93 National Memorial in Shankstown, PA, pays tribute to each of those crash sites. Learn more about America’s history when you visit and start planning your trip to Pennsylvania today. While you’re at it, why not make a whole trip out of this visit? Download our free Vacation Guide to access our favorite recommendations for local restaurants, events, museums, shops, outdoor adventures, and more.
What You Need to Know About the Flight 93 National Memorial
Learn More About the Memorial
The Flight 93 National Memorial covers 2,200-acres and is a powerful and moving historic site. Here, you can learn more about the forgotten sites of 9/11 as you walk the paved sidewalk around the open field, view the crash site, and gaze at the American flag flying over it all.
The memorial is dedicated to four commercial airliners that were hijacked on September 11th. More than 3,000 people lost their lives that day, but because of the heroic conduct by the crew and passengers of flight 93, the attack on the U.S. Capitol was avoided. When you visit this site, remember that it’s not only a museum but “a common field one day, a field of honor forever”.
The Flight 93 National Memorial is open year-round from sunrise to sunset, including all holidays. The visitor center, however, is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and is closed on New Year’s Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day.
Stop By the Visitor Center Complex
Start your tour at the Visitor Center Complex. You can walk around the display area, enter the interactive learning hall, and stop by the bookstore. We also recommend exploring the Allée and Western Overlook trailheads and the Flight Path walkway and overlook.
End Your Visit at the Memorial Plaza
After your visit to the Visitor Center, head to Memorial Plaza. This captivating place showcases the famous Wall of Names, including the names of the Flight 93 passengers. Note that the walkway is ADA accessible and wheelchairs are welcome.
Enjoy a Peaceful Retreat at Oak Lodge
You may find yourself feeling emotional after your trip to the memorial. Instead of driving home, take some time to unwind in the Laurel Highlands. Our property is a short drive from the memorial and showcases the serenity and beauty of Pennsylvania’s countryside. You’ll love our charming setting, modern amenities, and the high-quality service we provide to all of our guests.
Our accommodations are the perfect getaway for you and your significant other, or the entire family! You can choose a room in the main lodge or book one of our cabins. Our cabins offer upscale decor and a cozy atmosphere, all inspired by nature and the surrounding woods. All of our rooms come with a delicious, homemade breakfast every morning. When you wake up, follow the smell of freshly brewed coffee and come enjoy the best pancakes and homemade maple syrup you’ve ever tried!