Flight 93 National Memorial
The United Flight 93 National Memorial is located in Shanksville, Pennsylvania about 35 minutes drive from Claycomb Chalets.
A common field one day. A field of honor forever.
On Tuesday morning, September 11, 2001, the U.S. came under attack when four commercial airliners including United Flight 93 were hijacked and used to strike targets on the ground in the deadliest attack on U.S. Soil. That day, nearly 3,000 people tragically lost their lives. Because of the heroic actions of the 40 passengers and crew aboard United Airlines, Flight 93, an imminent attack on the U.S. Capitol was prevented.
Visitor Center Complex
Located on the ridge above the Memorial Plaza at the crash site, the Visitor Center Complex includes the Visitor Center with exhibit area, Learning Center, a parking area, Allée, and Western Overlook trailheads, and the Flight Path Walkway and Overlook. Restrooms are located in the Learning Center and a bookstore is located in the Visitor Center.
Memorial Plaza at Crash Site
The Memorial Plaza marks the edge of the crash site, which is the final resting place of the passengers and crew. It consists of various elements including the Wall of Names and is a self-guided experience. Interpretive panels provide an overview of the story and a cell phone/mobile tour provides for more in-depth exploration. There is a parking area and waterless restrooms. Allée and Western Overlook trailheads are located here.
Memorial Groves, Allée, and Wetlands Bridge
The 40 Memorial Groves, one for each of the passengers and crew, radiate along the Ring Road and Allée from the Visitor Center Complex to the Wetlands Bridge. The Allée, a formal walking path, follows the edge of the grove and connects the Visitor Center Complex and the Memorial Plaza, crossing the wetlands via the Wetlands Bridge.
Address: 6424 Lincoln Highway Stoystown, PA 15563
Photo Credit: NPS/Brenda Schwartz