D.C. Open For Business, Despite Shutdown
WASHINGTON — Despite the first government shutdown in 17 years which has forced the closing of many D.C. museums and cultural institutions, numerous attractions, including the Newseum, remain open to tourists.
The Newseum experienced only one group cancellation for the first day of the shutdown, but it also added another group for that day. Walk-in traffic has been brisk. Groups are being booked for the remainder of the week and for upcoming visits. The Newseum is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.
Other popular destinations that are open today include:
- The Corcoran Gallery of Art
- The National Museum of Women in the Arts
- Kreeger Museum
- Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens
- The Phillips Collection
- The International Spy Museum
- National Geographic Museum
- Crime Museum
- National Building Museum
- Koshland Science Museum (open Wednesday –Monday)
- George Washington's Mount Vernon Estate and Gardens
All of these destinations include paid admission. D.C.'s public bus and rail system remains open.