What's open, closed on Memorial Day?

May 29, 2011 9:15:04 PM PDT
Want to know if you can mail a letter on Memorial Day? Or thinking of going to see the zebras at the zoo? Find out if you can here:


All public and parochial schools are closed

Trash pickup will be Tuesday instead of Monday, shifting garbage collections to a day later for the rest of the week.

The Philadelphia Zoo is open

The following museums are open: Academy of Natural Sciences, Adventure Aquarium in Camden, Franklin Institute, Independence Seaport Museum, Independence National Historical Park, Liberty Bell Center, National Liberty Museum, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Please Touch Museum

The following museums are closed: African American Museum, Atwater Kent Museum, Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Mummers Museum, National Museum of American Jewish History, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, University Museum

There is no enforcement of parking meters on Memorial Day.

Libraries are closed

Recreation and district health centers are closed


Banks and Savings and Loans are closed

Federal, state, county and local government offices are closed

All courts will be closed on Monday, May 30, 2011 in observance of MEMORIAL DAY, except for Municipal Court's Arraignment Court and the filing of Emergency Protection from Abuse Petitions at the Criminal Justice Center, 1301 Filbert Street

Liquor stores are closed

There will be no postal service delivery

SEPTA - Regional Rail, City and Suburban Transit lines will operate on Sunday schedules. Call 215-580-7800 or click here for more information.

New Jersey

Banks and Savings and Loans may be open

Federal, state, county and local government offices and courts are closed

Liquor stores may be open

There will be no postal service delivery

PATCO - A holiday schedule is in place for the High-Speed Line trains between Philadelphia and Lindenwold. Call 856-772-6900 for more information or click here

For NJ Transit schedules - click here or call 973-275-5555 for more information.