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Date: September 29, 2007

Late Fall Hours at Mount Rushmore National Memorial


Superintendent Gerard Baker has announced the late fall schedule for Mount Rushmore National Memorial will take effect October 1, 2007.

          Beginning October 1, 2007, the Memorial’s Lincoln Borglum Museum and Information Center will be open from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily. The mountain will be illuminated, without ceremony, from dusk until 10:30 p.m. each evening.  The historic Sculptor’s Studio will be closed for the rest of the season. Ranger Walks will be held daily until October 27.  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:

October 1–13  Gift Shop 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.


Carvers Café              8:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.


 Ice Cream               11:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.


October 14–24  Gift Shop 8:00 a.m.– 7:00 p.m.


Carvers Café          8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.


 Ice Cream               Closed for the season


October 25 – rest of the season


 Gift Shop             8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.


Carvers Café          8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.


Did You Know?

Did You Know?

A committee of the Rapid City Women's Club headed by Mrs. C.C. Warren and Mrs. Gutzon Borglum created this 39ft by 67ft flag for the dedication of the Washington figure on July 4, 1930. This flag was later used by Gutzon Borglum to dedicate each of the other presidents.