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Things to Do in the Area During a Government Shutdown

Ideas for what you can do in the area when the government shuts down

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    Visit the National Mall. Restrooms, gift shops, museums, and ranger stations will be closed, but sites will be open. Photo: Shutterstock
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    Visit the Spy Museum. The Newseum, National Geographic Museum, The National Building Museum & other private museums & historic homes will be open. Photo: Shutterstock
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    Visit the National Cathedral. Photo: Shutterstock
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    Go for a hike..as long as it's not at a National Park. Photo: Shutterstock
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    Visit the Jefferson Memorial. Photo: Shutterstock
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    Go to a local brewery. Photo: Shutterstock
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    Visit an area winery. Photo: Shutterstock
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    Arlington National Cemetery will be open. Photo: Shutterstock
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    Stop by the Lincoln Memorial. Photo: Shutterstock