Independence National Historical Park will reopen its buildings Monday, though the number of visitors inside will be limited amid the pandemic.
Among the buildings opening daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.:
“We will operate with the same modifications we applied in September for tours and visitor services, to keep numbers within city guidelines,” said Cynthia MacLeod, the park’s superintendent. She said the park will use other protective measures, including markers for social distancing and “clear protective shields at public contact stations.”
The reopening Monday comes as Philadelphia is expected to allow some activities, including museums and gyms, to reopen, though city activities deemed higher-risk — like indoor dining — remain banned through Jan. 15.
The National Park Service said it is monitoring public health guidelines at the federal, state, and local levels in reopening park buildings. Among the buildings at Independence National Historical Park, the Second Bank and Free Quaker Meeting House will reopen as staffing permits.