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Open, Closed & Free on Presidents Day

On the third Monday in February some businesses are open, offices closed and venues free.


• Federal and Local Government Offices – Closed

• Georgetown Neighborhood Library – Closed

• Liquor Stores – All stores will be open 10:00 am– 6:00 pm.

• MTA - Information available here.

• Trash and recycling pickup – No collection, all collections scheduled on or after the holiday will be made one day later in the week. Monday collections on Tuesday; Tuesday collections on Wednesday; Wednesday collections on Thursday; Thursday collections on Friday; and Friday collections on Saturday

• Parking at public garages, lots, curbside meters – Free

• Schools and Administrative Offices – Closed

• Courts – Closed

• Smithsonian Museums - Open


• National Parks: On February 20, admission is free to all National Parks that charge an entry fee. More details on the NPS site.

• Mount Vernon: Mount Vernon is offering free admission Feb. 20 to celebrate George Washington’s birthday. More details on the Alexandria website.

• Library of Congress: The Library of Congress will hold a Main Reading Room Open House on Feb. 20. There will be special activities for kids in the Library’s Young Readers Center. More details at the LoC site.

• Ferry Farm: Feb. 20 is Archaeology Day at Ferry Farm, George Washington’s boyhood home. Admission is free. Visit its Facebook page.

• George Washington Birthday Parade: The annual George Washington Birthday Parade in Old Town Alexandria starts at 1:00 pm. February 20. Visit the event website.