Originally Posted by AxleIke
Curious how you would go about keeping people from looting places, damaging things, etc? Lots of those historical sites have very priceless items within them (Mount Vernon certainly).
I may be a pessimist, but I don't believe that people would just "respect" the closure signs.
I won't get into it all, its pointless.
But just real quick, Mount Vernon is actually privately owned and operated by the Mount Vernon Ladies association. It has never been under the operations of the NPS and it is actually open, they have had to update their website to state that its actually not shutdown but open because "they" barricaded the parking lots surrounding it with closed due to federal govt shutdown.
but I won't comment further, just wanted to clarify.