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Bus Tour: Visit the Flight 93 National Memorial and See Historic Bedford, Pennsylvania With Us

May 25 @ 7:30 am - 6:00 pm

$110.00

Saturday, May 25
7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

$110 per person

This tour is limited to 25 participants.
Tickets will not be available after May 22.

Purchase a ticket below.

On September 24, 2002, little more than a year after a United Airlines plane was hijacked by terrorists and crashed into a field in Somerset County, PA, the U.S. Congress passed an act establishing a memorial at the crash site, designating it the final resting place of the flight’s passengers and crew.

Design of the Memorial was determined in 2005 through an international competition that drew entries from 48 states and 27 countries. Finally completed in 2020, the memorial is comprised of four elements: the Wall of Names, Memorial Plaza, the Tower of Voices, and a visitor and learning center. Our tour will take us through the entire 2,200-acre site, where memory, landscape, and history are preserved. The program will include a presentation by a ranger from the National Park Service (which owns and staffs the site) and will take place largely outdoors.

Following our comprehensive tour of the Memorial, we will take a drive through historic Bedford and stop for lunch at the Jean Bonnet Tavern, located on the Historic Lincoln Highway. Constructed in the 18th century and placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1979, the building has served as a public tavern and inn, as well as a private residence. It also was the meeting place for a group of farmers involved in the Whiskey Rebellion in the 1790s. We will return to Pittsburgh from the restaurant.

Note:  We will provide snacks and refreshments during the tour.
Lunch is self-pay and not included in the tour price.

Tour meeting point: Station Square, Pittsburgh, PA 15219. Instructions for parking and meeting the bus will be provided to registrants in advance of the tour. The bus will depart at 7:30 a.m. sharp.

Tour ending point: Station Square, by 6:00 p.m.

Please arrive 15 minutes before departure time in order to ensure that the bus is loaded expeditiously and the tour gets underway on time. Dress for the weather (PHLF tours proceed rain or shine!), and wear comfortable shoes. By purchasing a ticket for this tour, you acknowledge that you are physically able to undertake the tour, assume all personal risk during the tour, consent to being photographed during the tour, and permit PHLF to use your image in our communications.

Accessibility: The Flight 93 National Memorial is completely accessible. However, the bus on which we will travel has steps that might be difficult to navigate with assistive equipment. The Jean Bonnet Tavern is not fully accessible because of the historic nature of the building. If accessibility is a concern for you, please contact Mary Lu Denny (marylu@phlf.org; 412-471-5808, ext. 527) before registering.

Details

Date:
May 25
Time:
7:30 am - 6:00 pm
Cost:
$110.00
Event Categories:
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Website:
www.phlf.org

Organizer

PHLF
Phone
412-471-5808
Email
marylu@phlf.org

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Bus Tour: Visit the Flight 93 National Memorial and See Historic Bedford, Pennsylvania With Us
On September 24, 2002, little more than a year after a United Airlines plane was hijacked by terrorists and crashed into a field in Somerset County, PA, the U.S. Congress passed an act establishing a memorial at the crash site, designating it the final resting place of the flight’s passengers and crew. Design of the Memorial was determined in 2005 through an international competition that drew entries from 48 states and 27 countries. Finally completed in 2020, the memorial is comprised of four elements: the Wall of Names, Memorial Plaza, the Tower of Voices, and a visitor and learning center. Our tour will take us through the entire 2,200-acre site, where memory, landscape, and history are preserved. The program will include a presentation by a ranger from the National Park Service (which owns and staffs the site) and will take place largely outdoors. Following our comprehensive tour of the Memorial, we will take a drive through historic Bedford and stop for lunch at the Jean Bonnet Tavern, located on the Historic Lincoln Highway. Constructed in the 18th century and placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1979, the building has served as a public tavern and inn, as well as a private residence. It also was the meeting place for a group of farmers involved in the Whiskey Rebellion in the 1790s. We will return to Pittsburgh from the restaurant.
$ 110.00
22 available
Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation

100 West Station Square Drive, Suite 450

Pittsburgh, PA 15219

Phone: 412-471-5808  |  Fax: 412-471-1633