Park Police Attempt To Shut Down Mount Vernon – Until They’re Told It’s Privately Funded Staff
Posted: Oct 04, 2013 9:33 AM
The National Park Service (NPS) tried to shut down George Washington’s Mt. Vernon estate Tuesday as part of the government shutdown. There was only one problem: Mount Vernon is funded entirely by private contributions. Oops. Melissa Wood, Mt. Vernon’s media director. said the NPS removed barricades it had placed at the entrance to a parking lot “as soon as they realized their mistake.”

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