Boston Historic Sites That Are Open During the Shutdown!
Tourism to the greater Boston area (and that includes, by extension, visitation to our beloved local businesses in Davis Square) is likely to be hit hard by the shutdown because a large portion of Boston's tourism is driven by history tourism, and a number of the sites are affected by the shutdown. Those that are not shut down are bracing for the economic impact of less tourism and of people assuming they are not open.
So, if you were thinking of finally getting around to walking the Freedom Trail, or if you have out-of-town friends considering a visit to the area, please support the sites that are open during the shutdown! If you are a media creator with a tourism, Boston, or history audience, please spread the word.
The following sites, as independent nonprofits, are still open:
Old South Meeting House
Old State House
Paul Revere House
Old North Church
African Meeting House
Most tour companies, for-profit and nonprofit, are also still open.
State-run sites, such as the Boston Harbor islands which are run by the DCR, are still open.
A few independent nonprofits are not on the open list because the federal government is their landlord (essentially).