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National Park Service Barricades Mount Vernon Parking Lots

On Tuesday morning the National Park Service barricaded the parking lots out front of George Washington’s Mount Vernon estate. According to Mount Vernon officials this created a disagreement between the two organizations. Since Mount Vernon is a privately funded and operated non-profit it has remained open throughout the shutdown despite the closure, and in many cases barricading, of publicly funded and operated national parks. Mount Vernon’s website even features a large image declaring “we’re open” on its front page. However, there was some disagreement about the ownership of parking lots outside of Mount Vernon and whether or not they should

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