JFK Library, Boston National Historical Park close due to government shutdown

The library and museum in Boston says it will be closed “until further notice.”

A popular summer program that partners with the JFK Presidential Library and Museum (above) was considered for cancellation.
The JFK Presidential Library and Museum. –Barry Chin / Boston Globe

Impacts from the shutdown of the federal government have already reached Massachusetts.

On Saturday morning the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum announced that its doors would be closed “until further notice.”

Staff for the John F. Kennedy Foundation, the nonprofit that provides staffing and financial support to the library and museum, will continue to post updates to library’s social media pages.

The Boston National Historical Park will also be closed due to the shutdown.

“Until further notice, the Charlestown Navy Yard Visitor Center, Bunker Hill Museum, Bunker Hill Monument, USS CASSIN YOUNG, and our Visitor Center at 45 Devonshire Street in downtown Boston are now closed,” park officials said on Facebook. “However, the grounds of the Charlestown Navy Yard, the Bunker Hill Monument, and the Dorchester Heights Monument remain open. All of our partner sites along the Freedom Trail will remain open as well.”


If the federal shutdown continues into Monday, almost half of the county’s two million federal civilian workers could be prevented from from doing their jobs.


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