Flight 93 National Memorial
A common field one day. A field of honor forever.
On September 11th, 2001, terrorists attacked the United States by hijacking commercial airliners and using them as guided bombs. Two planes crashed into the twin towers in NYC. Another plane crashed into the Pentagon. The fourth hijacked plane, United Flight 93, never made it to its assumed destination of Washington DC.
Passengers and crew aboard Flight 93, fought to retake control of the plane. It crashed into a field, less than 30 minutes west of Bedford, PA.
The Temporary Memorial
From 2001 through 2010, there was a temporary memorial on the site, comprised of private memorials and tributes left there by private citizens.
The Permanent Memorial
Construction of a permanent memorial began in 2010 and the first phase of the project opened in September of 2011.
The Flight 93 Visitor Center Complex opened on September 10, 2015.
The Memorial Plaza features a 1.7 mile walk down to the Allee Walkway that connects a trail from the Visitors Center over a wetlands bridge and down to the Plaza.
Please plan for approximately 1 - 2 hours to explore the exhibit space, Flight Path Overlook, and small sales area
Directions From Bedford
(PA Turnpike Exit 146)
Exit the Turnpike. Turn left at the light. Travel .3 miles and make a left at the next light. Take Rt. 220 South (toward Cumberland) for approx. 2 miles to the Rt. 30 West exit. Follow Rt. 30 West for approx. 23 miles. The memorial entrance will be on your left.
(About 30 minutes west of Bedford)
Directions From Breezewood
(PA Turnpike Exit 161)
Exit the Turnpike. Continue 1.4 miles to Rt. 30 West. Travel approx. 39 miles. The memorial entrance will be on your left.
(About 50 minutes west of Breezewood)