Flight 93 National Memorial

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The heroism of the 40 men and women who helped avert one of the September 11th attacks is celebrated in the rural Pennsylvania field in which their plane crashed.

It’s impossible to ignore the emotions that run deep at the Flight 93 National Memorial, which simultaneously commemorates and celebrates the heroic victims of September 11th, 2001. It is in this field that the 40 passengers and crew of Flight 93 intentionally crashed their plane after an attempted hijacking that appeared to be headed for the Capitol Building. The memorial and Visitors Center celebrate their incredible sacrifice in heart-rending detail. Make the pilgrimage to this remote site to pay respect to the bravery of these men and women.

Walk up the hill to the site of the Visitors Center and Memorial Plaza at the heart of the more than 2,200 acres (890 hectares) that make up the entire expanse of the National Memorial. In the Visitors Center see artifacts left behind as well as memorials put here immediately after the crash. Listen to the heart-breaking last calls made by some of the passengers to their friends and family. Be aware that young children may be overwhelmed by the content.

Outside at the Memorial Plaza, walk along the Wall of Names, which is aligned beneath the path of the flight. Each panel is engraved with the name of a different passenger or crew member.

Listen to the free audio guide, accessible from personal cell phones. Return home or linger at the site among the memorial groves, each with 40 trees, planted around the huge tribute to these brave people.

Flight 93 National Memorial is located in southwestern Pennsylvania, a 5-minute drive from the nearby town of Shanksville. Drive from Pittsburgh in about 90 minutes or from Washington, D.C. or Baltimore in about 3 hours. Accommodations are available in the small towns that surround the site, but it is a fairly rural area. Park at a fair distance from the memorial itself and ride a shuttle bus to the site. There is no entrance fee.

The Memorial Plaza is open from sunrise to sunset. Both the plaza and the Visitors Center are on an exposed hillside, so dress appropriately for the day’s weather.

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The Lodge at Indian Lake
The Lodge at Indian Lake
2.5 out of 5
700 S Shore Trail, Indian Lake, PA
The price is $134 per night from Jan 19 to Jan 20
Situated in Indian Lake, this golf hotel is 9 mi (14.4 km) from Flight 93 National Memorial and 13.6 mi (21.9 km) from Old Log Church.
4/5 Very Good! (38 reviews)
"Very nice and unique.."

Reviewed on Oct 21, 2021

The Lodge at Indian Lake
NEW! Log Cabin Home on Double Lot at Indian Lake!
NEW! Log Cabin Home on Double Lot at Indian Lake!
Stoystown, PA
Situated on the waterfront, this cabin is 2.7 mi (4.4 km) from Northwinds Peninsula Golf Club and within 6 mi (10 km) of Flight 93 National Memorial and Northwinds ...
3/5 (1 review)
House is great.....lake rules not so good
"This house is top notch. No complaints at all But the lake rules make it almost unusable. You can only fish from house dock IF you have a fishing pass from the home owner which was not provided. You CAN'T bring your own boats or jet ski's. You can rent a pontoon BUT you can't fish from it. You can ..."

Reviewed on Sep 27, 2021

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Lois Lane Streamside Cottage with Ol' Time Swimming Hole
Lois Lane Streamside Cottage with Ol' Time Swimming Hole
Friedens, PA
Situated on a river, this historic cottage is within 6 mi (10 km) of Mountain Ridge ATV Park, Flight 93 National Memorial, and Northwinds Golf Course. Northwinds ...
4.9/5 Exceptional! (14 reviews)
A beautiful & comfortable property
"The house was very comfortable and quiet during our weekend there. The property is unique and beautiful, we were pleasantly surprised at how close the house is to the creek. We hope to visit again in a warmer season, to better enjoy the outdoor areas. (It was very cold during our time in the area. ..."

Reviewed on Jan 11, 2022

Lois Lane Streamside Cottage with Ol' Time Swimming Hole
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Days Inn by Wyndham Somerset PA I-70 I-76
Days Inn by Wyndham Somerset PA I-70 I-76
2 out of 5
125 Lewis Dr, I-70/76 Exit 110, Somerset, PA
The price is $62 per night from Jan 23 to Jan 24
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The Lodge at Indian Lake
2.5 out of 5
700 S Shore Trail, Indian Lake, PA
The price is $134 per night from Jan 19 to Jan 20
The Lodge at Indian Lake
Lois Lane Streamside Cottage with Ol' Time Swimming Hole
Lois Lane Streamside Cottage with Ol' Time Swimming Hole
Friedens, PA
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Indian Lake, PA  - The Fairway Ranch Golf Retreat
Indian Lake, PA - The Fairway Ranch Golf Retreat
Indian Lake, PA
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Boyers Pond Campground
Boyers Pond Campground
165 Boyers Pond Rd, Central City, PA
Boyers Pond Campground
This rustic, cozy little cabin is located in the beautiful Laurel Highlands.
This rustic, cozy little cabin is located in the beautiful Laurel Highlands.
Stoystown, PA
This rustic, cozy little cabin is located in the beautiful Laurel Highlands.
Comfort Inn
Comfort Inn
2.5 out of 5
202 Harmon Street, Somerset, PA
The price is $92 per night from Feb 17 to Feb 18
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Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Somerset
Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Somerset
2.5 out of 5
117 Tollgate Road, Somerset, PA
The price is $116 per night from Jan 23 to Jan 24
Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Somerset
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