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Government Shutdown

There are many exciting things to do in Fairfax County, even though the federal government is experiencing a partial shutdown. All but three of our attractions are open for business, including George Washington's Mount VernonSully Historic Site and the Workhouse Arts Center, plus many more. For more information on what you can still see and do on your vacation, read below!

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Federal Government Shutdown Information

  • Despite the shutdown, we have over 80 attractions in Fairfax County that are open for business.
  • Metro is open.
  • The airports are open, the trains are still running and other transportation options remain unchanged.
  • There are hundreds of dining options in Fairfax County awaiting your reservation. Find one here.
  • For family-friendly activities, check out some of the things you can do with your children in Fairfax County. Read more here

NOTE: The following Washington DC museums, monuments and attractions are closed due to the partial shutdown. (list provided by

  • Anacostia Community Museum (Smithsonian Institution)
  • Arlington House
  • Capitol Visitor Center & U.S. Capitol
  • C&O Canal National Park
  • DC Ducks
  • Ford's Theatre, Museum, and Peterson House (Performances at Ford's Theatre will remain as scheduled)
  • Frederick Douglass National Historic Site
  • Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery (Smithsonian Institution)
  • Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden (Smithsonian Institution)
  • Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens
  • Library of Congress
  • Mary McLeod Bethune Council House
  • National Air and Space Museum (Smithsonian Institution)
  • National Arboretum
  • National Archives
  • National Gallery of Art
  • National Museum of African Art (Smithsonian Institution)
  • National Museum of American History (Smithsonian Institution) 
  • National Museum of the American Indian (Smithsonian Institution)
  • National Museum of Natural History (Smithsonian Institution)
  • National Museum of the American Indian (Smithsonian Institution)
  • National Portrait Gallery (Smithsonian Institution)
  • National Postal Museum (Smithsonian Institution)
  • National Zoological Park (Smithsonian Institution)
  • Old Post Office Tower Tours
  • Pentagon
  • Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum (Smithsonian Institution)
  • Rock Creek Park
  • Smithsonian American Art Museum (Smithsonian Institution)
  • Smithsonian Institution Information Center in the Castle (Smithsonian Institution)
  • U.S. Holocaust Museum
  • White House Visitor Center
  • National Mall Monuments & Memorials (National Park Service)