National Archives News

2020 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.



Wednesday, January 1

New Year’s Day

Monday, January 20

Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Monday, February 17

Washington’s Birthday*

Monday, May 25

Memorial Day

Friday, July 3

Independence Day Observed

Monday, September 7

Labor Day

Monday, October 12

Columbus Day

Wednesday, November 11

Veterans Day

Wednesday, November 25, 12 p.m.

Research Rooms close early for Thanksgiving Day

Thursday, November 26

Thanksgiving Day

Thursday, December 24, 12 p.m.

Research Rooms close early for Christmas Day

Friday, December 25

Christmas Day

Thursday, 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.

**In-Service Day devoted to staff training and project work for the agency in our Research Facilities. If you have questions or concerns about this closure, please contact a Research Room supervisor.