San Juan, Puerto Rico — Two popular colonial-era forts in's capital have been closed as part of the U.S. .
The island's government-owned Tourism Company had been temporarily financing operations at the San Felipe del Morro Castle and the San Cristobal Castle since the U.S. government's cut funding for the National Park Service, which oversees the monuments.
Officials said more than 45,000 people visited the two sites in Old San Juan during that period. The two sites closed on Monday after theended the agreement, citing unspecified "operational reasons."
A warning message on the National Park Service website reads: "During the federal government shutdown, San Cristobal and Del Morro are closed. Del Morro grounds will remain open. All visitor services are closed. For emergency call 911. Because of the federal government shutdown, this website is not being updated!"