In 2013, the Tunnel to Towers Foundation launched its 9/11 NEVER FORGET Mobile Exhibit; a tribute to all those who lost their lives on September 11, 2001, including the 343 members of the Fire Department of New York City (FDNY) who made the ultimate sacrifice. The high-tech, 83-foot tractor-trailer, which transforms into a 1,100 square foot exhibit, is a tool to further educate people across the country about the events of that tragic day.
Welcomed around the nation, from the Black Hills of South Dakota to the Tennessee State Fairgrounds, the memorial provides interactive education; including artifacts such as steel beams from the towers, documentary videos, and recordings of first responder radio transmissions. Interactive guided tours are carried out by FDNY firefighters who provide firsthand accounts of the day and its aftermath. The 9/11 NEVER FORGET Mobile Exhibit, which has traveled to nearly 50 states and Canada, has welcomed in over 500,000 people to date.
Honoring USA Heroes is dedicated to making sure USA’s fallen heroes are never forgotten. This event highlights their efforts to provide a special memorial gift to the families of every first responder lost on September 11th. These memorials will be presented to the families at the 20th Anniversary events in New York and Washington D.C. later this year.
Honoring USA Hero’s will start the weekend by hosting a VIP, invitation only event on June 18th, 2021 from 4pm to 7:30pm. The evening is dedicated to first responders and veterans in our area who will have the first opportunity to tour the 9/11 NEVER FORGET Mobile Exhibit; enjoy appetizers and beverages from local restaurants, wineries and breweries; be welcomed by local dignitaries, and entertained by the Cadenza String Orchestra. https://www.honoringusaheroes.org/
Saturday and Sunday, June 19th and 20th, the museum will be open to the general public to tour the 9/11 NEVER FORGET Mobile Exhibit as well as enjoy train and trolley rides, local cuisine, and everything the Southern California Railway Museum has to offer. Tickets are $25 for adults and $10 for children. Children 5 and under are free as well as First Responders, Active Military, and Retired Military personnel. A portion of every ticket will go to support Tunnel for Towers and Honoring USA Heroes.
- Friday, June 18 (Private Event 4PM-7:30PM)
- Saturday, June 19, General Public, 9AM-4PM
- Sunday, June 20, General Public, 9AM-4PM
- Open to General Public Saturday, June 19 and Sunday, June 20, 9AM-4PM
- FREE to First Responders, Active & Retired Military Personnel
- General Public Tickets $25 Adult (12 & older), $10 Children (ages 5-12). Children under 5 Free.
- Parking, Museum and Event Access, and Train and Trolley Rides included with ticket purchase.
Car Barn 1 is now open to the General Public Weekends and during Events! Car Barns 2, 4, and 6 (Grizzly Flats) will be open depending on volunteer availability.
For your safety and the safety of others when riding the train or trolley, all guests over the age of two are required to wear face coverings. Please visit our COVID-19 GUIDANCE page for more information, and please note that this information is being updated continually.