President’s Day 2014: What’s Open, Closed; Schools, Post Office, Mail, DMV, WalMart, Target, Best Buy?

February 16, 2014 Updated: February 17, 2014

President’s Day 2014–or George Washington’s birthday–falls on Monday, Feb. 17, and it’s a federal holiday, meaning there’s some government services that will be shut down.

City and federal offices will be closed down but state offices will be open.

Schools in many areas are closed. Check local hours.

The DMV is closed on President’s Day.

The state and district courts are open, while federal courts are not.

The US Postal Service won’t operate, so no mail delivery, pick up, or services related to retail will function. The post office won’t be open.

Fed Ex and UPS will operate per usual.

Libraries are open in some areas, but check local hours.

The New York Stock Exchange is also shut down in accordance with the holiday.

Depending on your location, local transit services might be shut down. Check hours before going out.

Wal-Mart, Target, Best Buy, Kmart, and the vast majority of supermarkets are open with normal hours. CVS, Walgreens, and other pharmacies are open.

Here’s some President’s Day Sales

For bank hours and locations, go to My Bank Tracker.

Here’s the banks that are open or closed, and remember to check hours before going:

Bank of America – Closed

Wells Fargo – Open

Chase – Open

Citibank – Closed

US Bank – Closed

Capital One – Closed

TD Bank – Open

HSBC – Closed

PNC Bank – Closed, except for supermarket branches

SunTrust – Closed, except for in-store locations

Regions Bank – Closed

BBVA Compass – Closed

BB&T – Closed


AP updates for President’s Day:

Mount Vernon preps for Presidents Day celebration 

MOUNT VERNON, Va. (AP) — George Washington’s home is getting ready for the Presidents Dayholiday.

Mount Vernon, the former home of the nation’s first president, is offering free admission on Monday.

Spokeswoman Melissa Wood says the estate often sees more than 10,000 people come for the holiday, but they are expecting a smaller crowd this year. That’s in part because school systems like Fairfax County are holding classes to make up for lost snow days.

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe is expected to make remarks at the home. There’ll also be a wreath-laying ceremony at Washington’s tomb and a 21-gun salute.

Saturday schedule for Metro on Presidents Day 

WASHINGTON (AP) — Metro trains will be operating on a Saturday schedule for the Presidents Dayholiday.

Metro says the system will open at 5 a.m. and close at midnight on Monday.

Metro is also continuing track work through the Monday holiday. On the red line, free shuttle buses are replacing red line trains between Woodley Park and Metro Center. The Farragut North and Dupont Circle stations are closed. Metro says express buses are operating between Woodley Park and Metro Center. Passengers using those buses should add about 20 minutes to their travel times. Local buses are also operating and making intermediate stops at the closed stations.

No track work is being done on the orange, blue, yellow and green lines.