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Flight 93 National Memorial & Quecreek Mine Rescue

Flight 93 National Memorial & Quecreek Mine Rescue

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. Common fields one day, fields of honor forever.

  • Flight 93 Memorial and Visitor's Center

  • Flight 93 Memorial Chapel

  • Quecreek Mine Rescue Site

  • Brantview Farms Maple

  • 3 Meals Included

  • Motorcoach Transportation

  • Hotel Accommodations

  • Requires Extended Walking

Day 1

On our way to Somerset County, we will stop at Hoss's Steak & Seafood in Bedford, PA for lunch on your own before meeting our local guide who will join us for the remainder of the day. We will pay our respects at the Flight 93 National Memorial including the Tower of Voices, Memorial Plaza, and Visitor Center. The exhibits in the Visitor Center bring back poignant memories as well as providing new insight into the events and the heroes of Flight 93. Phase 3 of the National Memorial, "The Tower of Voices," was dedicated in September of 2018. The 93-foot-tall tower housing 40 windchimes is now complete and provides harmonious sounds reminding us of the 40 heroes who came together and gave their lives to save this flight from reaching its intended target. (The windchimes are heard based on wind speed.) We will then visit the Flight 93 Memorial Chapel, which was dedicated on the first anniversary of 9/11. In the chapel you see many moving mementos donated by family members and others who wish to honor the heroes. Be sure to visit the garden area behind the chapel. We will then check-in to the Fairfield Inn in Somerset followed by an included dinner at Our Coal Miners Restaurant.


Day 2

After breakfast we will depart with a local guide to visit Quecreek Mine Rescue Site. It was here where nine miners were miraculously rescued from 240 feet beneath the earth in a farmer's field just outside of Somerset on July 28, 2002. Hear of the events from the time the accident occurred until the last miner was brought up. The rescue site has been developed into a beautiful garden and you will see the actual rescue capsule, the broken drill bit, and other artifacts from the Quecreek rescue and mining in general in the Educational Visitor Center. We will then depart for Brantview Farms Maple, an 8th generation maple farm, where you will enjoy a live demonstration and a wagon ride. An included lunch will complete our day of touring. Arrival home is scheduled for mid-evening.


Please note

Our intention is to run each tour as originally planned and published. However, if deemed necessary to do so, Perkiomen Tours reserves the right to make changes to tour components, schedules or itineraries without prior notification.

Tips for Perkiomen motorcoach drivers and tour escorts are not included in the price of this tour. We feel that these gratuities should be extended on an individual basis and dictated by the level of service provided.

Motorcoach seating is assigned at the time of reservation but cannot be guaranteed. Although we do our best to keep each traveler in the seat assigned at the time of reservation, there are times that it is necessary to move seat locations. Please be sure to verify your final seat number(s) with your driver at the time of boarding. Historically, daily seat rotation was practiced on most multi-day tours. We have suspended this practice for a period of time. Seat rotation will be explained by your driver or tour escort if reinstated.

Perkiomen Tours recommends that you consider purchasing Travel Insurance for your tour. Travel Insurance is purchased directly by you from a third-party of your choice. One option is Travel Safe Insurance. You can purchase insurance directly from Travel Safe through our website.

To fully participate in this tour may require extended amounts of walking. There may be steps, inclines, uneven surfaces or extended periods of standing. Participants with physical limitation should take this into consideration.

CB=Continental Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

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
Allentown - Motorcoach Calvary Temple Church
3436 Winchester Rd., Allentown, PA 18104
Pennsburg - Motorcoach Perkiomen Tours Office
875 Main St, Pennsburg, PA 18073
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