Homestead Monument on shuttered during shutdown

Published: Jan. 2, 2019 at 6:22 PM CST
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The front gates were unlocked, but the doors were locked at the Homestead National Monument in Beatrice.

The facility is one of many federal sites around the country shuttered by the federal budget impasse between President Donald Trump and Congress.

Visitors can still enter the property, and they can use the trail system and look at vintage farm equipment, but the period house on the property is padlocked.

Both the Monument's Lead Ranger, and the Park Superintendent refused to comment on the situation. A press release from the National Parks Service simply said that during the budget impasse the Parks Service will not be providing services at Homestead National Monument.

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