2018 Research Room Closings
National Archives research rooms are closed or close early on the days listed below. Normal hours will resume the following business day. You can access NARA holdings online.
See our nationwide network of facilities to check research room hours at each location.
The Museum at the National Archives Building in Washington, DC, is open every day except Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.
|Monday, January 1||New Year’s Day|
|Monday, January 15||Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr.|
|Monday, February 19||Washington’s Birthday*|
|Wednesday, April 11||Research Room Stand-Down Day**|
|Monday, May 28||Memorial Day|
|Wednesday, July 4||Independence Day|
|Monday, September 3||Labor Day|
|Wednesday, September 12||Research Room Stand-Down Day**|
|Monday, October 8||Columbus Day|
|Monday, November 12||Veterans Day***|
|Wednesday, November 21, 12 p.m.||Research Rooms close early for Thanksgiving Day|
|Thursday, November 22||Thanksgiving Day|
|Monday, December 24, 12 p.m.||Research Rooms close early for Christmas Day|
|Tuesday, December 25||Christmas Day|
|Monday, December 31, 12 p.m.||Research Rooms close early for New Year’s 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.
**Day devoted to staff training and project work for the agency.
If you have questions or concerns about these closures, please contact Britney Crawford at 301-837-3070 or email Britney.Crawford@nara.gov.
*** November 11, 2018 (the legal public holiday for Veterans Day), falls on a Sunday. Our offices and research facilities will be closed on Monday, November 12, 2018, in observance of the Veterans Day holiday.