What’s open and what’s closed

Memorial Day lands on Monday, May 29. Born in the years after the end of the Civil War, it was once known as Decoration Day, according to the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs. It was established as a time to decorate the graves of the war dead with flowers and declared for May 30 that same year.

Almost a century later, in 1971, the Uniform Monday Holiday Act went into effect and Memorial Day has been observed on the last Monday of May ever since. Given its status as a federal holiday, government services and local municipalities will be closed that day. Here’s a list of what will be closed on Monday.


City and town offices: Closed

State offices: Closed

Registry of Motor Vehicles: Closed

State and local courts: Closed

National Parks: The Springfield Armory National Historic Site is closed.

Federal courts: Closed


Banks: Closed. The Federal Reserve is closed and will not process checks, according to the Massachusetts Bankers Association.

Stock market: Both the New York Stock Exchange and Nasdaq are closed.


State parks: Open

Municipal parks: Check with town or city, but most places have reopened.

Beaches: Open

Trustees of Reservations properties: Open


Massachusetts liquor stores: Closed until noon.

Connecticut liquor stores: Open


Auburn Mall: Open 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Holyoke Mall: Open 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Hadley Mall: Open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Eastfield Mall: Open 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Natick Mall: Open 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Big Y: Open 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Stop & Shop: Open, hours vary

Market Basket: Open 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Price Rite: Open 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Star Market: Open regular hours

Walmart: Open regular hours, 6 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Target: Open 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Wegmans: Open regular hours

Safeway: Open, hours vary

Costco: Closed

CVS: Open, hours vary

Walgreens: Open; hours vary

Aldi: Open, hours vary

Whole Foods: Open, hours vary

Trader Joe’s: Open, hours vary

Parcel services

Post offices: Closed

FedEx: Closed; no regular pickup and delivery

UPS: Closed, but UPS Express Critical service is available


Pioneer Valley Transit Authority: PVTA buses in Springfield will run on a Sunday service schedule. The following Northampton routes will operate Sunday service.

  • B4
  • B48
  • B6
  • B7
  • G1
  • G2
  • G3
  • P20
  • P21
  • P21E
  • R10
  • R14
  • R29
  • R44
  • X90

UMass Transit has no service on Memorial Day.

Worcester Regional Transit Authority: There will be no fixed-route bus or paratransit service on Memorial Day.


  • All subways, buses and The Ride will operate on a Sunday schedule.
  • The Commuter Rail will operate on a weekend schedule.
  • All ferry service schedule information can be found at mbta.com. For full details regarding MBTA service, visit mbta.com/holidays.

Peter Pan Bus Lines: Two schedules will be affected on Memorial Day:

Schedule 0302 – 6 a.m. Providence to Boston Logan

Schedule 0309 – 4:45 p.m. from Boston Logan to Providence

Travel alerts are available on the company’s website.

CapeFlyer: The MBTA will operate on Saturday and Sunday schedules on Memorial Day. Information is available at capeflyer.com.

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