The Lincoln Memorial is now shutdown due to the government shutdown of 2013. People are used to traveling to visit this and now they won't be getting the chance to see it if they are in Washington, D. C. On Sept. 30, Washington Post reported that The National Park Service started shutting down monuments and the 45 fountains in the area.
Lincoln Memorial, Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial, Jefferson Memorial and Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial will have barricades up on them so that visitors can't go into them at all. If you really want to see it, you might get lucky from the distance, but you won't be getting close to it at all today. It is still unknown how long this could last too.
Last night they pre-staged barricades just in case, but now they are actually closing off these areas. The fountains will be turned off and the pumps won't be running on the reflecting pool at the Washington Monument. Over 300 park employees will not be working and so they can't keep these areas clean and taken care of during the government shutdown.
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