By Justin Udo

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The three-day government shutdown is over thanks to a temporary spending bill, and that means people can once again visit some of Philadelphia’s historical sites.

For Emer, from Port Richmond, the partial shutdown put a dent in his weekly routine, but when the Liberty Bell and Constitution Hall opened back up Tuesday, he was on Independence Mall early, to once again get a look at history.

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“It’s a great feeling. Any of my days off I tend to come up here speak with the park rangers and learn a little bit of history and just enrich myself,” said Emer.

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Emer says the shutdown of historical landmarks hurts a lot more people than one might think.

“It is important to some of us. I think a lot of people overlook it. It’s something you don’t want to forget, the heritage of our country because you’re not going to see where our country is going,” he said.

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Emer and other tourists visiting the Liberty Bell and other historical landmarks in Philly say they hope politicians on both sides can work out a long-term deal, to keep another partial shutdown from happening anytime soon.