Local historic site closed because of shutdown

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - The William Howard Taft National Historic site in Cincinnati is one of thousands of facilities nationwide affected by the government shut down.

At the site is the house where President of the United States and Chief Justice of the United States William Howard Taft was born in 1857; he lived in that house for most of his first 25 years. The site is in Mt. Auburn but it's considered to be a national park.

We tried to access the government website for the historic site and education center, but we were redirected to the U.S. Department of Interior's website and contingency plan.

More than 72,000 people are employed by the Department of Interior and almost 59,000 of those employees are currently furloughed.

The facility will remain closed until the shutdown is resolved.

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