Federal Shutdown Would Impact Local Historic Sites

BOSTON (AP) – A federal government shutdown would impact a number of popular historical attractions in the Boston area.

A spokesman for the National Park Service says visitors centers would close and tours would be suspended at sites including the Bunker Hill Monument in Charlestown; the Longfellow House in Cambridge; the John F. Kennedy birthplace in Brookline; the Lowell National Historic Park; the Adams National Historic Park in Quincy; and the Minuteman National Historic Park in Concord.

WBZ-TV’s Jim Armstrong reports on how the shutdown would affect people

One exception would be Old Ironsides. The USS Constitution in Boston would remain open to visitors.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Bernice Corpuz reports.

Gov. Deval Patrick said Thursday he was concerned about how a potential Friday midnight shutdown would affect Massachusetts. He said the state does not have the resources to fill in any gaps caused by the loss of federal spending.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

  • joan Hogan

    Governor Patrick .. Has been Touring The Country promoting hisnew Book .
    He Should really Concentrate on Saving Needed services for the People of the Commonwealth , and stop trying to make the Economy worse by underfunding or eliminating necessary services for the needy. Maybe We should call him
    “DEVALUE PATRICK”, as he tries to under estimate the valuable services, that keeps people employed, out of Nursing Home Care, and from becoming homeless. ,which Is what will be evident if he gets his way.

  • dumbfounded

    Not glad to see the gov’t and politicains up to usual scare tactics
    Gon;t shut down – oooooooooooo
    MAybe then we will see 95% of officals aren;t neeed
    But they will never let it happen – Just a campagn move for obboba – yes i don;t agree with cuts to for the welfare of the country (get your boots on) to prevent a SHUT DOWN – I set asude my personal interest for the courty as a whole

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