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

    Mount Rushmore

    National Memorial South Dakota

Operating Hours and Seasons

The visitor facilities at Mount Rushmore National Memorial are open all year, seven days a week, with the exception of December 25th. On December 25th, all buildings are closed but the grounds remain open.

The grounds at Mount Rushmore are open the following hours:

October 1 - March 19 5:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
March 20 - September 30 5:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.


Operating hours for facilities are listed below:

Information Center and Lincoln Borglum Visitor Center

October 1, 2014 - May 21, 2015 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
May 22 - August 8, 2015 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
August 9 - September 30, 2015 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
October 1, 2015 - late May 2016 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.


Evening
Lighting Ceremony

October 9, 2014 - May 21, 2015 Sculpture illuminated nightly from sunset until 9:00 p.m.
May 22 - August 8, 2015 Nightly at 9:00 p.m.
August 9 - September 30, 2015 Nightly at 8:00 p.m.
October 1, 2015 - late May, 2016 Sculpture illuminated nightly from sunset until 8:00 p.m.


Sculptor's Studio

October 13, 2014 - mid May, 2015 Closed for season
mid May - mid October, 2015 Open daily, hours to be announced


Lakota, Nakota and Dakota Heritage Village

August 13, 2014 - late May, 2015 Closed for season
early June - late August, 2015 Open daily, hours to be announced


Audio Tour Building

October 1, 2014 - late May, 2015 Audio Tour rentals available in Information Center bookstore from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
late May - late September, 2015 Open daily, hours to be announced


Gift Shop

March 8 - April 1, 2015 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
April 2 - 29, 2015 8:00 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
April 30 - May 9, 2015 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
May 10 - 21, 2015 8:00 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.
May 22 - August 8, 2015 8:00 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.
August 9 - September 30, 2015 8:00 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.
October 1 - 14, 2015 8:00 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
October 15 - 21, 2015 8:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
October 22 - 28, 2015 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
October 29 - 31, 2015 8:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
November 1, 2015 - March, 2016 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.


Carvers Café

March 8 - April 1, 2015 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
April 2 - May 21, 2015 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
May 22 - August 8, 2015 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
August 9 - September 30, 2015 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
October 1, 2015 - March, 2016 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


Ice Cream

October 1, 2014 - May 9, 2015 available in Carvers Café
May 10 - 21, 2015 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
May 22 - August 8, 2015 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
August 9 - 31, 2015 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
September 1 - 30, 2015 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
October 1, 2015 - mid May, 2016 available in Carvers Café



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