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Open or Closed for Thanksgiving

Pennsylvania   New Jersey    Banks   Optional    Optional    Savings & loans   Optional   Optional    Federal agencies   Closed   Closed    Federal courts   Closed   Closed    State agencies    Closed   Closed    Local/state courts*    Closed    Closed    Liquor stores    Closed    Optional

Thanksgiving Day may be best known for spending time with the family and feasting. But face it, you can't spend the entire day eating. If you feel like getting out and about, here is what is open and what is not.

Try burning off some calories skating at Dilworth Park.

Philadelphia's annual Thanksgiving Day Parade will kick off at 8:30 a.m. startingt at 20th Street and JFK Boulevard, proceeding east to 16th Street, turns north to the Parkway, and ending at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Pennsylvania   New Jersey   

Banks                        Optional           Optional

Savings & loans      Optional           Optional

Federal agencies     Closed               Closed

Federal courts         Closed                 Closed

State agencies           Closed                 Closed

Local/state courts*    Closed            Closed

Liquor stores             Closed              Optional

Postal service**        Closed                 Closed   
* Arraignment court at the Criminal Justice Center, 1301 Filbert St., will be open.
** Windows at the Philadelphia Mills Mall office will be closed.

In case you forgot to pick up the beer or just need more, some beer stores and boutiques are open.


In Philadelphia

Schools: Public and parochial, Closed/Closed

City agencies: Closed

District health centers: Closed

Libraries: Closed

Recreation centers: Closed

Trash and garbage collection: Trash and recyclables will not be picked up. Collections will be one day late the remainder of the week.

Parking: No meter enforcement

Zoo: Closed

Museums open:
Adventure Aquarium
Independence National Historic Park
Liberty Bell Center

Museums closed:
Academy of Natural Sciences
African American Museum
Franklin Institute
Historical Society of Pennsylvania
Independence Seaport Museum
National Museum of American Jewish History
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Philadelphia History Museum
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Please Touch Museum
University Museum

Pennsylvania: SEPTA's Regional Rail, City and Suburban Transit lines will operate on Sunday-holiday schedules. For information, call 215-580-7800.

New Jersey: PATCO High-Speed Line trains between Philadelphia and Lindenwold will operate on holiday schedules. For information, call 856-772-6900.

New Jersey Transit buses will operate on various schedules. For individual route information, call 973-275-5555.