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Open or Closed for Thanksgiving

Here is what's open and what's closed on Thanksgiving in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

Pennsylvania   New Jersey   


   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 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

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 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.