Some of the workers who would normally be leading tours and working on the National Mall spent the day protesting, News4's Chris Gordon reported.
Dozens of museum employees gathered outside the Air and Space Museum Wednesday, asking for their jobs back during the government shutdown.
News4's Chris Gordon spoke with several federal employees who say the furloughs are hurting them in more ways than one.
"I'm a single parent," American Indian Museum employee Caven Volton said. "I have a 17-year-old daughter and I'm supporting her, paying her rent. After [that] and giving her some money, I'm broke again."
"I'm here because I need by job back," Air and Space Museum employee Melissa Roseboro said. "I'm ready to go back to work."
Other furloughed federal workers are gathering outside the Capitol Monday through Friday, rallying not just for themselves, but their fellow workers unable to make a stand.
"I'm here to stand up for all of the other folks who can't do this because they're trying to figure out how they're going to take care of this with in regards to their income and their families and childcare, mortgages and rent," furloughed federal worker Clayton Cooper said.