As long as the federal government is shut down, a museum in Gettysburg will offer free admission to its guests.

The American Civil War Wax Museum is waiving its admission fee -- $6.95 for adults, for example -- "until the National Park is once again open to the public," according to a news release.

Gettysburg National Military Park, part of the National Park Service, is closed as a result of the congressional stalemate over the budget.

"The decision to offer free admission was made on Friday in response to the many visitors coming to Gettysburg who are unable to tour the battle grounds," the release reads.

The museum, 297 Steinwehr Ave., is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.