The Memorial Today
Prior to the opening of the memorial, visitors were greeted by volunteer docents at a temporary memorial a short distance from the crash site. Many visitors left personal tributes that have since been collected and archived by the National Park Service. Since 2001, over 1 million people from around the world have come to view the site where Flight 93 crashed on September 11, 2001, and pay their respects to the passengers and crewmembers.
Although the initial construction of the memorial has provided a place for visitors to have a closer physical proximity to the crash site and gain a perspective on the size and scope of the memorial area, the space remains largely inadequate to meet the increasing number of visitors, facilitate more in-depth educational programming, and complete the environmental restoration planned for the designed landscape. With the completion of a lasting memorial, we can dramatically improve the overall quality of the visitor experience and provide the tools necessary for a complete understanding of the events of September 11, 2001.
For directions to the Memorial, visit the National Park Service website.
As construction continues to progress at the Flight 93 National Memorial, visitors are still welcomed to the site to learn about the incredible story of hope in human courage that is found in Flight 93. Memorial features that are permanently opened to the public include the entrance off of Route 30 and approach road, parking area, visitor gateway, memorial plaza, wall of names and field of honor. Upon arrival, visitors can read and view interpretive displays illustrating the events of 9/11 and Flight 93, the recovery effort, and the plans for the remaining features of the memorial.