By far most of historical centers in the U.S. are open on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Truth be told, it’s become tradition for some historical centers to offer free admission on MLK Day to make them particularly welcoming on a holiday that such a significant number of understudies and laborers have the day off.
Are Museums Open or Closed on MLK Day 2020?
Be that as it may, in light of the administration shutdown, all Smithsonian historical centers are closed today, as they have been for about a month. Why? The 19 Smithsonian historical centers and exhibitions in Washington, D.C., and New York City, just as the National Zoo, get some government appropriations, and they are not being subsidized during the shutdown. So they are closed until the shutdown closes.