National Archives News

2023 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.



Monday, January 2, 2023*

New Year’s Day Observed

Monday, January 16

Birthday of Martin Luther King Jr.

Monday, February 20

Washington’s Birthday**

Monday, May 29

Memorial Day

Monday, June 19*

Juneteenth National Independence Day

Tuesday, July 4

Independence Day

Monday, September 4

Labor Day

Monday, October 9

Columbus Day

Monday, October 23

In Service Day

Friday, November 10*

Veterans Day

Wednesday, November 22

Early closure at 1 p.m. for Thanksgiving

Thursday, November 23

Thanksgiving Day

Friday, November 24

Closed: Day after Thanksgiving

Monday, December 25

Christmas Day

Monday, January 1, 2024 New Year's Day

* 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.