PHILADELPHIA (WTXF) - A partial federal shutdown began early Saturday after lawmakers refused to meet President Donald Trump's demands for $5 billion to erect a border wall with Mexico.
The shutdown, which affects more than 800,000 federal employees, marks a hectic footnote in the remaining days of the Republican-led Congress.
Here's a closer look at how Philadelphia, specifically, is affected by the shutdown.
NATIONAL CONSTITUTION CENTER: OPEN
The National Constitution Center will remain open, as the nonprofit that does not rely on federal funding. The Center will operate under its regularly scheduled hours. All museum events will continue as scheduled.
INDEPENDENCE VISITOR CENTER: OPEN
Independence Visitor Center will remain open for normal business operations. Although the building is federal property, the Center has the opportunity to remain open for visitors because its operations are managed by the Independence Visitor Center Corporation (IVCC), a Pennsylvania nonprofit; however, there will be no National Park Service staff at the Center.
VALLEY FORGE NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK: PARTIALLY OPEN
Park roads, lookouts, trails and open-air memorials at Valley Forge National Historical Park will remain accessible to visitors.
Emergency and rescue services will be limited, however, and most park buildings will be closed.
There will be no National Parks Service-provided visitor services at Valley Forge National Historical Park, including public information, most restrooms, trash collection, and facilities and roads maintenance.
All park programs have also been canceled due to the shutdown.
LIBERTY BELL / INDEPENDENCE HALL: CLOSED
National Park Service buildings, including the Liberty Bell Center and Independence Hall, will not be open as long as there is a lapse in federal funding.
For information on what is closed and what is open on a national level, see here.