Federal Hall, photo courtesy of Wikimedia
If you’re an out-of-towner planning a classic, tourist-attraction-filled trip to New York City soon, you may want to rethink your visit. The U.S. government might be headed toward a shutdown, with its funding set to expire by midnight Friday. Although it’s not totally clear yet what will be affected in NYC, the last government shutdown in 2013, which lasted 16 days, temporarily closed national parks and a few federally-funded museums citywide. While there’s a chance the national parks and museums might choose to stay open, ahead find which ones might be affected in the event of a government shutdown.
American Museum of the American Indian, photo courtesy of NYC & Company
Statue of Liberty, photo courtesy of NPS
The following list is tentative and depends on whether the government shuts down and then how the National Park Service and museums decide to proceed. If the government does freeze its funding, be sure to check with the NPS and the website of each before planning your visit.
2. Federal Hall
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