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Flight 93 Memorial

Flight 93 Memorial

Learn first hand about the tragic yet heroic events that happened with Flight 93 on 9/11/2001 and Quecreek Mine Rescue on 7/28/2002

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Trip Duration: 2 Days

Meals Included: 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner

Tour Director: Yes 



Highlights Include:


Flight 93 National Memorial

Visit the site of the Flight 93 National Memorial. The memorial plaza overlooks the ground that was tragically first broken on September 11, 2001 when United Flight 93 plunged into a remote Pennsylvania field while its passengers and crew members heroically fought to resist a terrorist attack on our nation's capital. The visit includes the Visitor Center with its many touching exhibits, the Memorial Plaza with the Wall of Names of the 40 Heros of Flight 93, and a stop at the Tower of Voices, a 93-foot tall tower housing 40 windchimes that will ring in the breeze at Flight 93. The visit is self-guided with indoor and outdoor exhibits. Please be prepared for inclement weather.The Western Overlook is located on a very windy hillside. Most visitors find the site much colder than the surrounding area.


Flight 93 Memorial Chapel

The Flight 93 Memorial Chapel was dedicated on the first anniversary of 9/11 to honor God and the memory of the 40 heroes of Flight 93. In the chapel you see many moving mementos donated by family members and others who wish to honor the heroes. Hearts are touched as you visit the chapel and the Flight 93 Crew Monument in the garden area behind the chapel. Donated by United Airlines Flight Attendants Cause Foundation and dedicated on 9/11/2006, the monument entitled "Forever in Our Hearts" is a 16 ton black granite obelisk.


Quecreek Mine Rescue Site

Visit the Quecreek Mine Rescue Site where, on July 28, 2002 nine miners were miraculously rescued from 240 feet beneath the earth in a farmer's field just outside of Somerset, PA. Hear of the events from the time the accident occurred until the last miner was brought up and you will understand that God was at work here.  The rescue site has been developed into a beautiful garden and you will see the actual rescue capsule, the broken drill bit and many more artifacts from the Quecreek rescue and mining in general in the Educational Visitor Center.


Coal Miner's Cafe

This hometown favorite contains memorabilia from the coal mining in the area and especially, the Quecreek Mine Rescue.


Patriot Park

Tens of thousands of brave men and women have been wounded, and over 7,000 have made the ultimate sacrifice in the Global War on Terrorism.  Our Nation owes them a debt of gratitude we can never fully repay—but we can do all in our power to honor them.  Patriot Park is a place where their sacrifices are remembered, and where  Americans can gather to reflect and express their gratitude.  The field of Heroes Flag Plaza drives home the magnitude of the loss as visitors gaze out over more than 7,000 perfectly spaced American flags.  Visitors are humbled and often moved to tears as they read the stores of those who gave their lives protecting our way of life.  You cannot visit Patriot Park without being motivated to honor the sacrifices of our GWOT veterans.


Fort Richie History Museum

The Fort Richie History Museum is proud to be able to preserve the legacy of over seventy years of military history from 1926 through 1998 including the now globally known Ritchie Boys of WWII. History is deeply entrenched here at Ritchie. From its humble beginnings as the site of an ice company, to its importance with the 7th Signal Command and Communications efforts of the United States Army, the Pentagon, and White House, come explore the best kept secret Western Maryland has to offer.


*IMPORTANT*  Please note there is no baggage handling available on this trip. Please plan on handling your own luggage while staying at this hotel. 


Need to Know:

Eyre has a select quantity of wheelchair accessible motorcoaches available; therefore, we suggest you contact a Travel Advisor to discuss any needs you may have before reserving your trip.

Tentative Pick Ups:

Departure Times:
7:30am Ellicott City @ Long Gate Park & Ride
8:15am Silver Spring/Rockville @ Georgia Avenue Park & Ride
8:30am Silver Spring @ Leisure World Clubhouse II

Day 1:

Travel to Somerset, PA
Lunch on own at Hoss's
Visit Flight 93 National Memorial
Visit Flight 93 Memorial Chapel
Check in for (1) overnight at Hampton Inn -no luggage handling while staying at this hotel
Dinner buffet included at Oakhurst Grille
Return to Hotel

Day 2:

Breakfast included at hotel
Check out of hotel
Visit Quecreek Mine Rescue Site
Lunch included at Coal Miner's Diner
Self Guided Tour of Patriot Park
Travel to Richie History Museum
Visit Fort Richie (talk & tour)
Travel home

Tentative Drop Offs:

Return Times:
6:15pm Silver Spring/Rockville @ Georgia Avenue Park & Ride
6:30pm Silver Spring @ Leisure World Clubhouse II
7:15pm Ellicott City @ Long Gate Park & Ride

Subject to Change

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Hampton Inn, Somerset, PA

Conveniently located near a variety of local activities and attractions. Hotel features a fitness center, outdoor pool and complimentary beverage and breakfast area.

Guestrooms feature mini-fridge, coffeemaker, iron/board, and hairdryer.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details Times
Ellicott City Long Gate Park and Ride
Meadowbrook Ln, Ellicott City, MD 21043
Leisure World Leisure World - Club House II (Residents ONLY)
3300 N Leisure World Blvd, Silver Spring, MD 20906
Silver Spg/Rockville, MD Georgia Ave Park & Ride
16000 Georgia Ave, Rockville, MD 20853
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