Maryland Attractions Affected by the Federal Government Shutdown

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Due to the ongoing Federal Government Shutdown, many locations throughout Maryland are affected with either closures or decreases in services.  The below list may not be comprehensive, please call ahead prior to traveling to a destination you think may be affected as access may change without notice and many websites are not updated during the shutdown  

 

Antietam National Battlefield - During the federal government shutdown, the website will not be updated and may not reflect current conditions. The park is generally accessible except facilities, including restrooms, are closed and personal services are not available.  More information...

Appalacian National Scenic Trail - During the government shutdown, the A.T. will remain open, though there will be no visitor services in National Parks, National Forests, or Fish & Wildlife Reserves that the A.T. passes through. For emergencies, call 911 or NPS dispatch at 1-866-677-6677.  More information...

Assateague Island - During the government shutdown Assateague Island will remain open however no visitor services will be provided including restrooms, visitor centers, programs, trash collection or road maintenance. Visiting the Seashore will be at your own risk.  More information...

Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge - Due to the lapse in federal appropriations, the website will not be updated until further notice. Where public access to refuge lands does not require the presence of a federal employee or contractor, activities on refuge lands will be allowed to continue on the same terms as before the appropriations lapse. Any entry onto Refuge System property during this period of federal government shutdown is at the visitor's sole risk.  More information...

Catoctin Mountain - During the federal government shutdown, all buildings, offices, and facilities in Catoctin Mountain Park will be closed. Parking areas and hiking trails will remain open. Park Central Road from Manahan Road to Foxville Deerfield Road is closed.  More information...

Chesapeake & Ohio Canal – During the federal government shutdown, C&O Canal will remain open. However, there will be no visitor services, and hazardous or dangerous conditions may exist.  More information...

Chesapeake Bay - The National Park Service Chesapeake Bay Program Office will be closed during the government shutdown.  More information...

Clara Barton National Historic Site - Clara Barton National Historic Site is closed. During the federal government shutdown, the website will not be updated and may not reflect current information.  More information...

Douglas Point Special Recreation Management Area - In the event of a lapse in appropriations, the Bureau of Land Management will be closed. During this shutdown, the website is not being updated and may not reflect current conditions. For your planning purposes, the majority of BLM-managed lands remain accessible to visitors; however access may change without notice. Please be aware that there may be no BLM-provided visitor services, including restrooms, trash collection, facilities or road maintenance.  More information...

Eastern Neck Wildlife Refuge - Due to the lapse in federal appropriations, the website will not be updated until further notice. Where public access to refuge lands does not require the presence of a federal employee or contractor, activities on refuge lands will be allowed to continue on the same terms as before the appropriations lapse. Any entry onto Refuge System property during this period of federal government shutdown is at the visitor's sole risk.  More information...

Fort Foote - During the federal government shutdown, the website will not be updated and may not reflect current conditions. The park and its facilities are closed, and personal services are not available.  More information...

Fort McHenry - Due to a lapse in federal appropriations, Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine will be closed to all visitation during the government shutdown.  More information...

Fort Washington Park - While Fort Washington is accessible to the public during the lapse in federal appropriations, there is no vehicle access and facilities, including restrooms, are closed.  More information...

Glen Echo Park – Glen Echo Park and all facilities, including restrooms remain open and programming is on-going. The website will not be updated and may not reflect current information, and the NPS office on-site is closed.  More information...

Glenn Martin National Wildlife Refuge - Due to the lapse in federal appropriations, the website will not be updated until further notice. Where public access to refuge lands does not require the presence of a federal employee or contractor, activities on refuge lands will be allowed to continue on the same terms as before the appropriations lapse. Any entry onto Refuge System property during this period of federal government shutdown is at the visitor's sole risk.  More information...

Greenbelt Park – During the federal government shutdown, the website will not be updated and may not reflect current information or conditions. The park is generally accessible except facilities, including restrooms, are closed and personal services are not available.  More information...

Hampton National Historic Site – Due to a lapse in federal appropriations, Hampton National Historic Site will be closed to visitation during the government shutdown.  More information...

Harmony Hall - Harmony Hall is closed. During the federal government shutdown, the website will not be updated and may not reflect current information.  More information...

Harpers Ferry National Historical Park - During the federal government shutdown, there will be no visitor services at Harpers Ferry NHP. The Harpers Ferry Park Association bookshop will remain open. Emergency information may be shared on park Facebook & Twitter accounts; call 911 for emergencies.  More information...

Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad – Because the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Visitor Center (Stop #13 on the Tubman Byway) is managed through a partnership between the Maryland and National Park Services, operations are not impacted by the federal government shutdown. The park is open 9am to 5pm.

Monocacy National Battlefield – No information currently available on closures or restrictions.  

Oxon Cove Park & Oxon Hill Farm - During the federal government shutdown, the website will not be updated and may not reflect current conditions. The park and its facilities are closed, and personal services are not available.  More information...

Patuxent Naval Air Station Museum – The museum is privately funded and is open to the public.

Piscataway Park - While Piscataway Park is accessible to the public during the lapse in federal appropriations, there will be no visitor services provided at Farmington Landing or Accokeek Creek Boardwalk. National Colonial Farm will remain operational. 301-283-2113.  More information...

Patuxent National Wildlife Refuge - Due to the lapse in federal appropriations, the website will not be updated until further notice. Where public access to refuge lands does not require the presence of a federal employee or contractor, activities on refuge lands will be allowed to continue on the same terms as before the appropriations lapse. Any entry onto Refuge System property during this period of federal government shutdown is at the visitor's sole risk.  More information...

Susquehanna National Wildlife Refuge - Due to the lapse in federal appropriations, the website will not be updated until further notice. Where public access to refuge lands does not require the presence of a federal employee or contractor, activities on refuge lands will be allowed to continue on the same terms as before the appropriations lapse. Any entry onto Refuge System property during this period of federal government shutdown is at the visitor's sole risk.  More information...

US Naval Academy – The Armel-Leftwich Visitor Center is operated by a Friends organization and is open for tours.

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