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2009 Federal Holidays

National Archives research facilities are closed on the Federal holidays listed below.

The Exhibit Hall at the National Archives Building in Washington, DC, is open every day except Thanksgiving Day and December 25.

Date Holiday
Thursday, January 1 New Year's Day
Monday, January 19 Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr.
Monday, February 16* Washington's Birthday
Monday, May 25 Memorial Day
Friday, July 3** Independence Day
Monday, September 7 Labor Day
Monday, October 12 Columbus Day
Wednesday, November 11 Veterans Day
Thursday, November 26 Thanksgiving Day
Friday, December 25 Christmas Day

NOTE: The President's Inauguration will be celebrated on Tuesday, January 20, 2009. The following National Archives facilities in the Washington, DC-area will be closed that day. The research facility at the National Archives Building, Washington, DC, the National Archives at College Park, and the Washington National Records Center. Note: The Exhibit Hall at the National Archives in Washington will be open on Inauguration 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.

**July 4, 2009, (the legal public holiday for Independence Day) falls on a Saturday. Our offices and research facilities will be closed on Friday, July 3, 2009, in observance of the Independence Day holiday.

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