National Park Service Hasn't Got the Money to Maintain Historic Site Where GW Slept

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GW slept here. Like nearly all national parks across the country, the Longfellow National Historic Site suffers from chronic underfunding. According to the National Parks Conservation Association's new assessment, despite the best efforts of dedicated park staff, the house, grounds, and extensive museum collection are in ''fair" condition. An annual shortfall of $400,000 prevents the Park Service from filling key maintenance and curatorial positions, affecting the condition of the park and its many treasures, some of which are stored in attics without proper environmental controls. Insufficient funding has also caused the park to be closed eight months of the year, restricting access for visitors and school groups. It is open only five days a week during the summer.

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