9/11 & Flight 93

A Day That Forever Changed The Nation

The crash site of United Airlines Flight 93 that was hijacked on September 11, 2001 is located in Shanksville, PA, about 17 air miles or a 30 minute drive south from Johnstown.

9/11 Sites of Interest
Visit Johnstown Pa | Twin Towers Structural Beam
Twin Towers Structural Beam

Twin Towers Structural Beam, located at the St. Mary’s Byzantine Catholic Church Pavilion, is a structural beam from one of New York’s Twin Towers from the September 11th tragedy. “Johnstown is one of only five cities in the U.S. that has an actual part of The Towers,” said Monsignor Balta, pastor of the church.

“I had heard that pieces [of the Towers] were being sold for scrap and thought it was a tragedy. I phoned Manhattan and had a truck pick up the remnant just before the embargo went into effect that afternoon.” The structure, located beside St. Mary’s pavilion along with a flag pole, serves as a permanent memorial for the victims and heroes of 9-11.

Visit Johnstown PA Flight 93 Memorial Chapel
Flight 93 Memorial Chapel

Flight 93 Memorial Chapel is a spiritual memorial and perpetual tribute in honor of the Heroes of Flight 93, and all other innocents who perished September 11, 2001.The Chapel is a secular non-denominational Chapel, andwill serve as a spiritual refuge and place of meditation and prayer.

Buses and groups welcome any time.
Reservations suggested. All other times by appointment.

Visit Johnstown PA Flight 93 National Memorial
Flight 93 National Memorial

The Flight 93 National Memorial is located at the crash site of the United Airlines flight 93 that was hijacked on September 11, 2001. The memorial was made to honor the courageous passengers and crew who stopped the hijackers from reaching their target.

The Memorial Plaza extends one quarter of a mile along the crash site of Flight 93. Located underneath the flight path is the Wall of Names which is constructed of white marble. There are 40 marble stones inscribed with each passenger and crew member.

In 2020, the Tower of Voices was completed as a dedication to each victim of Flight 93. The tower stands 93 feet tall and contains 40 wind chimes. There is no other chime system like this in the world. In peak season, the tower prominently stands tall amongst wildflowers throughout the park.

The Visitor Center features an exhibition that tells the story of Flight 93 and its heroic passengers and crew members through artifacts, multi-media, and interactive exhibits. 

Friends of Flight 93 National Memorial

As Friends of Flight 93, they welcome worldwide all who join them in honoring the sacrifice and courage of the passenger and crew of Flight 93 by supporting the mission of Flight 93 National Memorial with volunteers, resources, and civic engagement, so as to inspire all who visit with the Flight 93 Story.