• Mount Rushmore, Washington, Jefferson, T. Roosevelt, Lincoln framed by ponderosa pine trees under a bright blue sky.

    Mount Rushmore

    National Memorial South Dakota

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  • No sculpture illumination October 6, 7 and 8, 2014

    Due to replacement of the lighting system, the sculpture will not be illuminated on October 6, 7 and 8, 2014. The mountain will be illuminated for 30 minutes, beginning 1/2 hour after sunset, October 1- 5, and will resume nightly on October 9, 2014.

Fall Hours at Mount Rushmore

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Date: September 1, 2007

Fall Hours at Mount Rushmore

            Superintendent Gerard Baker has announced the fall schedule for Mount Rushmore National Memorial will take effect September 4, 2007.

                Beginning September 4, 2007, the Memorial’s Lincoln Borglum Museum and Information Center will be open from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. daily with the evening lighting ceremony presented at 8:00 p.m. The historic Sculptor’s Studio will be closed.  The Ranger Walks be held throughout the day. Other special events are planned for the fall. For more information visit our website at www.nps.gov/moru or call our Visitor Center at (605) 574-3165.

                The hours for Xanterra Dining Room and Gift Shop will be as follows:

Gift Shop – 8 am to 9:30 pm; Carver’s Café – 8 am to 8 pm; Ice Cream and Fudge – 11 am to 9:30 pm.

Did You Know?

Did You Know?

Geologists estimate that the granite at Mount Rushmore National Memorial will erode only 1 inch every 10,000 years.