March 03, 2014
Tourism to Western PA National Parks Creates $44 Million in Economic Benefit
A new National Park Service report shows that 802,503 visitors to the five parks in Western Pennsylvania in 2012 spent over $44 million in communities near the parks. That spending supported 677 jobs in the region.
February 18, 2014
Flight 93 National Memorial Announces Partnership with the Pennsylvania Court Reporters Association
The National Park Service is pleased to announce a partnership with the Pennsylvania Court Reporters Association. This partnership supports the memorial's efforts to complete the transcriptions from the Oral History Project.
January 16, 2014
National Park Service Partners and Employees Receive Department of the Interior Awards for Conservation Partnerships and Environmental Achievement
Various efforts to protect natural resources in and around national parks have been recognized by the Department of the Interior with Partners in Conservation and Environmental Achievement awards.
November 06, 2013
Flight 93 National Memorial Begins Treatment Project to Save Hemlock Witness Trees Near Crash Site
NPS staff, partners and local contractors are hoping to save the remaining hemlock witness trees near the crash site at Flight 93 National Memorial. This project, which began this week, will suppress the spread of the hemlock woolly adelgid (HWA) insect populations and maintain the health of the existing hemlock stand.
October 31, 2013
Western Pennsylvania National Parks Waive Entrance Fees Veterans Day Weekend, Announce Winter Hours
The National Park Service including the five National Parks of Western PA will honor America's veterans with free entrance to all parks for all visitors, over the three day Veterans Day weekend, Nov. 9 - Nov. 11, 2013.
Beginning Nov. 1, all five parks will transition to winter schedules.
September 20, 2013
National Park Service Announces Contract to Construct Flight 93 National Memorial Visitor Center
The National Park Service announced today that URS Group, Inc. of Morrisville, North Carolina was awarded the construction contract for the Flight 93 National Memorial Visitor Center. The award marks a significant milestone in telling the story of 40 passengers and crew whose courageous actions on September 11, 2001 thwarted a terrorist attack on our nation's capital.
September 09, 2013
Interior Secretary Sally Jewell to Deliver Remarks at 9/11 Observance
Secretary Jewell will travel to Shanksville, PA to deliver remarks as part of the 2013 September 11 Observance.
September 09, 2013
Secretary Jewell to Join Families, State and Local Officials at Groundbreaking for New Flight 93 Visitor Center
Secretary Jewell will be visiting Flight 93 National Memorial to participate in the Groundbreaking Ceremony for the Visitor Center Complex and the September 11 Observance
August 29, 2013
September 11 2013 Observance at Flight 93 National Memorial
Flight 93 National Memorial will honor the 40 passengers and crew of United Flight 93 on the 12th anniversary of September 11 with two days of special programs, culminating in the annual observance on Wednesday, September 11, 2013.
June 24, 2013
Celebrate America's Independence at Your Western PA National Parks
The National Park Service invites you to celebrate America's Independence by attending special July 4th events in the five Western Pennsylvania National Parks.
June 12, 2013
Top Ten “Kid Friendly” Activities Offered in Western PA National Parks
The kids are out of school and parents are looking for free, fun and educational activities for children. When you’re planning your “staycation” or road trip, the Western PA national parks might just be your perfect destination.
May 29, 2013
Western PA Parks Celebrate National Trails Day June 1st with Guided Hikes
If you're in southwestern Pennsylvania and looking for an outdoor activity that indulges your historic curiosity, you're in luck. On June 1, the American Hiking Society and the National Park Service will celebrate National Trails Day by encouraging visitors to spend a day hiking in National Parks. The Western PA National Park sites have over 31 miles of maintained hiking trails.
May 22, 2013
Western PA National Parks Launch Summer Special Events
In addition to daily programs the park service offers from June through August, over 50 special events are planned in western Pennsylvania’s five National Parks sites.
April 29, 2013
Public is Invited to Flight 93 Advisory Commission Quarterly Meeting
The quarterly meeting of the Flight 93 Advisory Commission will be held on Saturday May 4, 2013 starting at 10:00 am. The meeting is open to the public.
April 18, 2013
National Park Service Solicits for Flight 93 National Memorial Visitor Center Construction
The National Park Service posted a solicitation today for the construction of the Flight 93 National Memorial Visitor Center in Somerset County, PA.
April 15, 2013
Plant a Tree at Flight 93 Coverage Procedures
Media are invited to cover the opening program and the volunteer tree-planting effort on Saturday April 20, 2013. More details within.
March 25, 2013
Delay in Change to Summer Hours
Flight 93 National Memorial will delay the change from winter hours to summer hours from April 1 to May 1, 2013
March 14, 2013
Hundreds of Volunteers Honor the Heroes of Flight 93
Over the course of four days, April 19-20 and 26-27, the National Park Service and the National Park Foundation are continuing a major reforestation effort at Flight 93 National Memorial, the nation’s permanent memorial to the 40 passengers and crew of United Flight 93, and all of those lost on September 11, 2001.
July 23, 2012
Public is Invited to Flight 93 Advisory Commission Meeting July 28, 2012
A meeting of the Flight 93 Advisory Commission will be held on Saturday July 28, 2012. The meeting is open to the public.