National Archives News

2022 Federal Holidays and 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 some 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.



Friday, December 31, 2021*

New Year’s Day Observed

Monday, January 17

Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Monday, February 21

Washington’s Birthday**

Monday, May 30

Memorial Day

Monday, June 20*

Juneteenth National Independence Day

Monday, July 4

Independence Day

Monday, September 5

Labor Day

Monday, October 10

Columbus Day

Friday, November 11

Veterans Day

Thursday, November 24

Thanksgiving Day

Monday, December 26*

Christmas Day Observed

* When a holiday falls on a Saturday, the preceding Friday will be treated as a holiday. (5 U.S.C. 6103(b).) When a holiday falls on a Sunday, the following Monday will be treated as a holiday. (Section 3(a) of Executive Order 11582, February 11, 1971.)

** 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.