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2014 Presidents' Day: Closures, openings on George Washington's Birthday

A list of 2014 Presidents' Day openings and closures in commemoration of George Washington's birthday and all U.S. presidents is hard to find on the Internet. If you're wondering what businesses are open and closed on this federal holiday, check with your local newspaper, gazette, chamber of commerce, or call the stores/businesses directly. However, here is a short list of Presidents' Day holiday schedules for common store and business operations.

 Imitator William Sommerfield (R), dressed as General George Washington, takes part in a parade February 15, 2004 in Mount Vernon, Virginia.
Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images

According to the Office of Personnel Management ( OPM), President Washington's birthday is one of the federal holidays. Essential federal workers are unavailable in some cases and most government buildings are closed, with exception to the National Parks. In fact, according to the National Park Service, admission is waived for the Presidents' Day holiday. Yes, entrance to parks are free.

More state/federal office closures :

U.S. Post Offices

All federal courts (check your area for local/municipal court holiday schedules).

Banks and credit unions

Schools and libraries are closed

All DMV offices

What stores are open/closed this Presidents' Day?

The good news is that in observance of the holiday, most -- if not all – stores are open for business. Like Black Friday, this is another lucrative sales day for popular retailers. Here is a short list (call for store hours):



Big Lots

Sports Authority

Car dealerships

Best Buy

Home Depot


Movie theaters

Toys R Us

Again, this is only an abbreviated list of stores, government offices, and parks that are open and closed to commemorate the holiday on President's Day. For updates as they become available, subscribe by email above or below.


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