The government shutdown is already impacting the Hudson Valley. As YNN's Michael Howard reports, the Franklin Delano Roosevelt National Historic Site in Hyde Park has already closed its doors.
HYDE PARK, N.Y. -- The Franklin Delano Roosevelt National Historic Site in Hyde Park is just one of the hundreds of sites being closed as a result of the government shutdown.
The site is a popular tourist attraction in the Hudson Valley, and draws visitors from New York State and the rest of the country.
According to business owners, more than 20 percent of their business comes from out of town visitors. The closure of one of the most popular tourist attractions has some of those business owners worried.
On Tuesday, there were even people visiting from South Carolina who were turned away from the historic site because of the shutdown.
"If this lasts any longer, we can only see so much fall foliage, then we're going to have to head out of here. With all the national historic sites closed, there's not much as far as buildings to see," said Mary Fowler, a tourist.
The site will remain closed until the government shutdown is lifted.