In what ways is the federal government shutdown affecting Rutherford Countians? If you have plans to visit the Stones River National Battlefield, it's closed. For those students who have field trips planned, for those who visit the park for its scenery, you can't. The park is closed. The park, along with other federal entities, will remain shuttered until Congress passes a budget or a continuing resolution and President Obama signs it. Also, several government websites, like the National Weather Service in Nashville, are shutdown. However, as stated on their website, since the information they provide is necessary to protect life and property, it will be updated and maintained during the shutdown.