Philadelphia Nonprofit Donates to Keep Two National Landmarks Open

Two national landmarks in Philadelphia will be back in business Friday despite the partial government shutdown.

The city’s Independence Hall and Liberty Bell Center were closed after the shutdown kicked in.

City officials say the two sites will re-open Friday, thanks to a donation from “Visit Philadelphia”.

The nonprofit donated enough money to keep the sites open through Sunday.

The group, which promotes Philadelphia’s tourism donated about $32,000 to the National Park Service.