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2015 Federal Holidays

Operating Status

Federal holiday icon All National Archives research rooms will be closed on Monday, October 12 for Columbus Day. Museums in Washington, DC, and at the Presidential libraries will be open.
View all Federal Holidays and the operating status of our facilities.

informationOperating Status

Check the Facebook pages and Twitter or call 301-837-0700 in the DC area. Nationwide Federal government operating status updates are available on the OPM website.

National Archives research facilities are closed on the Federal holidays listed below.

The Exhibit Hall at the National Archives Building in Washington, DC, is open every day except Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.

Date Holiday
Thursday, January 1 New Year’s Day
Monday, January 19 Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr.
Monday, February 16 * Washington’s Birthday
Monday, May 25 Memorial Day
Friday, July 3 ** Independence Day
Monday, September 7 Labor Day
Monday, October 12 Columbus Day
Wednesday, November 11 Veterans Day
Thursday, November 26 Thanksgiving Day
Friday, December 25 Christmas Day

* This holiday is designated as "Washington's Birthday." Though other institutions such as state and local governments and private businesses may use other names, it is Federal policy to always refer to holidays by the names designated in the law.

** July 4, 2015 (the legal public holiday for Independence Day), falls on a Saturday. Our offices and research facilities will be closed on Friday, July 3, 2015, in observance of the Independence Day holiday.

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