Philadelphia

CITY OF PHILADELPHIA – OFFICE OF THE CITY REPRESENTATIVE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

CITY OF PHILADELPHIA – OFFICE OF THE CITY REPRESENTATIVE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

PHILADELPHIA’S ATTRACTIONS ARE OPEN FOR BUSINESS

PHILADELPHIA (April 7, 2011) – In the event of a federal government shutdown, Philadelphia museums and attractions, which are not federally funded, will remain open and operate under regular business hours.

All City offices will be open and City government services and programs will continue without interruption during a federal shutdown.

The National Constitution Center, Independence Visitor’s Center, Betsy Ross House, Franklin Square and the historic Philadelphia Center showing Lights of Liberty 360 will continue operations daily and will be open to the public.

The following, however, will be affected by a shutdown in the Independence National Historical Park: Liberty Bell Pavilion, Independence Hall and Constitution Hall. All National Park properties will be secured but closed during a shutdown.