Government shutdown closes MLK home site

- The partial government shutdown appears to be no closer to a resolution Thursday morning.

And due to the shutdown, tourists aren't able to visit one of Atlanta's most famous historic landmarks.

The Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Park is closed as part of the shutdown.

On Wednesday, the site was nearly empty.

One family said they came all the way from the Netherlands to see the site as part of their trip, only to discover it was closed.

"We decided to drive all the long way for vacation to the states from Orlando to Atlanta to see the house and we are very disappointed," the family's mom told FOX 5.

The family says they are hopeful the site will be open by the time they leave.

A quarter of the federal government shut down last Saturday in a long-running fight over funding for Trump's promised U.S.-Mexico border wall.

About 420,000 federal workers have been deemed essential and are working unpaid, while another 380,000 are furloughed.

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