Historic Sites

The Latest: US government shutdown prompts state to step in

Jan 21, 2018

US government shutdown prompts New York state to step in and pay to open the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island for visitors; Army and Air Force bases' civilian employees uncertain about furloughs

Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island to reopen amid shutdown

Jan 21, 2018

The Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island will be open for visitors Monday, with New York state picking up the tab for the federal workers.

Shutdown divides services into essential and non-essential

Jan 21, 2018

Visiting the Statue of Liberty deemed a non-essential service during government shutdown that splits the must-have and the can-waits

Geysers yes, Ellis Island no: Some US parks open, some not

Jan 21, 2018

Visitors can still ride snowmobiles and snow coaches into Yellowstone National Park to gaze at the geysers and buffalo herds, despite the federal government shutdown

Shutdown forces closure of Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island

Jan 21, 2018

The U.S. government shutdown has instant impact on two top tourist destinations: the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island

The Latest: GOP says Trump trying to cushion shutdown impact

Jan 20, 2018

A Republican senator from Montana says the Trump administration is trying to minimize the effects of the government shutdown by keeping some national parks open

Signs of government shutdown spotty but symbolic

Jan 20, 2018

Trump administration pledge to minimize the impact of a government shutdown faces an early test as a number of iconic American landmarks announced they would be closed

Interior chief spent more than $53K on 3 helicopter trips

Dec 8, 2017

Newly released records show Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke spent more than $53,000 on three helicopter trips this summer, including one that allowed him to return to Washington in time for a horseback ride with Vice President Mike Pence

Confederate monuments to stay at Gettysburg battlefield

Aug 17, 2017

Officials with the National Park Service say the Confederate monuments at Gettysburg will not be removed from the battlefield

RV-tripping Spain: Coastal campgrounds, classy caravans

Jul 11, 2017

RV-tripping Spain's Mediterranean coast: Avoid the crowds with luxury, beachfront campgrounds and modern caravans

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