National Archives News

2024 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.

** 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.



Monday, January 1, 2024

New Year’s Day

Monday, January 15

Birthday of Martin Luther King Jr.

Monday, February 19

Washington’s Birthday**

Monday, May 27

Memorial Day

Wednesday, June 19

Juneteenth National Independence Day

Thursday, July 4

Independence Day

Monday, September 2

Labor Day

Monday, October 14

Columbus Day

Monday, October 28

In-Service Day

Monday, November 11

Veterans Day

Wednesday, November 27

Research rooms close at 1 p.m. local time

Thursday, November 28

Thanksgiving Day

Friday, November 29

Research Rooms closed day after Thanksgiving

Thursday, December 24 Research rooms close at 1 p.m. local time

Wednesday, December 25

Christmas Day

Tuesday, December 31 Research rooms close at 1 p.m. local time
Wednesday, January 1, 2025 New Year's Day