As the government shutdown enters its third day, locations around the Historic Triangle are forced to close to the public.
The lapse of appropriations and the federal shutdown have led to a temporary closure of the various parks, the Colonial National Historical Park said in a news release.
This comes at a time when many other parks across the nation are also having to close as a result of the shutdown. National parks will try to remain as accessible as possible while still following applicable laws, the release said.
Some areas of the Colonial National Historical Park will remain open including certain areas on Jamestown Island, Colonial Parkway and Cape Henry Memorial.
Preservation Virginia’s portion of the island, which includes the fort site and the archaeological museum, will stay open.
Historic Jamestowne and Yorktown Battlefield will be closed until further notice.
For updates on various park openings, the National Park Service will provide information on their website and social media platforms as best as possible. During the shutdown, though, the information is not being monitored and may not reflect current conditions, the release said.
For more information on the Colonial National Historical Park visit nps.gov/colo/contacts.htm.