Why You Need to Visit the Flight 93 National Memorial

Many of us know the heartbreaking story behind the September 11, 2001, attacks on the World Trade Center Towers in New York City. However, many don’t know that four other planes were also hijacked on te same day. The Flight 93 National Memorial is one of those crash sites and is located in Shankstown, PA, just a 35-mile drive from Oak Lodge. This patriotic place beholds the slogan “A common field one day. A field of honor forever,” to commemorate the fallen and educate visitors on one of the greatest tragedies in American history.

Before traveling to Western Pennsylvania, request 24-hour access to our Online Vacation Guide to the Laurel Highlands! You’ll find our recommendations for the best locally owned and operated restaurants, area shopping, and unique historic sites like the Flight 93 National Memorial. Our interactive guide also features directions to these places as well as luxurious accommodations and on-site amenities at Oak Lodge!

Flight 93 National Memorial

With so much history woven into the fabric of our area, you’re sure to learn more about the Laurel Highlands and how our locals strive to preserve our past. Read over our insights and discover everything you’ll need to know about the Flight 93 National Memorial!

About the Memorial  

The Flight 93 Memorial address is 6424 Lincoln Highway and is a 2,200-acre expanse! This spectacular site contains the Visitor Center Complex and Memorial Plaza. Once you enter this cultural center, you will see a long paved sidewalk around the open field, the crash site, as well as the American flag flies high over this site. If you want to tour the Memorial, we strongly encourage you to arrive early to ensure you have the best place to park. The Flight 93 National Memorial hours include sunrise to sunset for the grounds as well as standard hours from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Visitor Center!  

What Is the Visitor Center Complex?

When you visit this historic site, the Complex overlooks the Memorial Plaza. As you walk around, you’ll be captivated by the on-site center with display area, an interactive learning hall, and bookstore. In addition, you can explore the Allée and Western Overlook trailheads and the Flight Path Walkway and Overlook. Whichever way you want to learn about this part of the Flight 93 National Memorial, you’re sure to gain an even greater appreciation for its significance!

Stop By the Memorial Plaza

In addition to the Visitor Center Complex, plan a visit to The Memorial Plaza. From sunrise to sunset, this captivating place showcases the infamous Wall of Names. This massive memorial featrues the names of the Flight 93 passengers and serves to preserve their existence as a crucial part of American history. For those who are in wheelchairs, the long walkway is ADA accessible. We also urge you to take your camera and document your time!

Reflect on Your Day at Oak Lodge

After you experience the Flight 93 National Memorial, make the drive back to Oak Lodge. Our stunning bed and breakfast provides the perfect place for you to think about what you’ve heard and disconnect from our modern world. We invite you to browse our gorgeous selection of relaxing retreats and reserve the ideal one for you and your beloved.

We can’t wait to host you this year at Oak Lodge!