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Contact: James Doyle, 303-969-2839
During the shutdown of the federal government due to the lapse of appropriations, national parks will remain as accessible as possible while still following all applicable laws and procedures.
There will be no NPS-provided visitor services at Manhattan Project National Historical Park, including public information. Because of the federal government shutdown, NPS social media and websites are not being monitored or updated and may not reflect current conditions. All park programs have been canceled.
However, the following locations will remain open to the public and continue to provide visitor services:
- Hanford, WA: the park visitor center, operated through a DOE contract, located at 2000 Logston Blvd. in Richland.
- Los Alamos, NM: Bradbury Science Museum, operated through a DOE contract, located at 1350 Central Ave., and Los Alamos History Museum, operated by the Los Alamos Historical Society, located at 1050 Bathtub Row.
- Oak Ridge, TN: American Museum of Science and Energy, operated through a DOE contract, located at 300 S. Tulane.
Formally established in November 2015 via a Memorandum of Agreement between the Department of Energy and the National Park Service to preserve portions of three World War II sites where the United States developed the first atomic weapons, the park marks the history of the people, science, events, and controversy associated with the creation of the atomic bomb in the top-secret effort known as the Manhattan Project. Under the agreement, the NPS and DOE jointly manage and administer the park.