Local Tour Sites Begin To Reopen Post-Shutdown

January 27, 2019 - 11:30 am
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NEW YORK (WCBS 880) – Sites that had spent the last month shuttered thanks to the shutdown are now back open for business, including Hamilton Grange in Harlem.

Alexander Hamilton’s home is back open for tours after spending a month shut down, just like many other parks and memorials owned by the federal government.

Stewart was at the site with his family Saturday.

“I called to see if it was open, because I wasn’t sure whether it would be, and they said, ‘Yeah,’” he said. 

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Like several other historical sites in the area, Hamilton Grange is run by the National Park Service.

Its message for the last month told visitors the site was closed for resource protection and safety.

Abbie also called to see if Hamilton Grange was open before going this weekend. She said she was cautiously optimistic.

“We were very happy that it was over, we just hope it stays over. I mean I guess the fear is that it’s going to shut down again in a few weeks,” she said.

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