Presidents Day closings and train schedule changes

WASHINGTON — Monday, Feb. 16 is Presidents Day, and if you are going to be out and about here’s what you need to know.

There is no VRE service and Metro is running on a Saturday schedule. Metro opens at 5 a.m. and closes at midnight. But there’s a bonus — parking is free at all Metro-owned parking lots.

In Maryland, MARC’s Penn Line train is on a Sunday schedule and there will be no service on the Camden-Brunswick line.

The Smithsonian museums are open and street parking in D.C. is free.

Old Town Alexandria did have a parade scheduled for Monday in celebration of George Washington’s birthday, but Alexandria police tweeted Sunday night that the event had been canceled due to the cold weather.

Also on Monday, you can visit George Washington’s Mount Vernon for free. It’s a birthday celebration honoring the general.

Monday is a holiday for the U.S. Postal Service, meaning mail will not be delivered.

*Editor’s Note: The story was updated to reflect the cancellation of Old Town Alexandria’s parade.

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