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Gettysburg sites reopen following shutdown

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GETTYSBURG, Pa. (WHTM) -

Gettysburg National Military Park, the David Wills House and the Eisenhower National Historic Site have reopened following the 16-day shutdown of the federal government.

Normal operations resumed at the sites on Thursday.

Carl Whitehill, a spokesman for the Gettysburg Convention and Visitors Bureau, said the shutdown had a negative impact on Adams County's tourism industry, especially tour businesses that had arrangements with Gettysburg National Military Park and Eisenhower National Historic Site.

He said the shutdown also affected other businesses in town, including accommodations, restaurants, attractions and stores.

Park rangers at Gettysburg National Military Park were furloughed, but independently contracted guides continued to provide limited tours from public access roads and private property on and near the battlefield.

Privately operated museums, including the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center, remained open during the shutdown.

 

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