• 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

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

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, 2015 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.


Evening
Lighting Ceremony

October 9, 2014 - May, 2015 Sculpture illuminated nightly from sunset until 8:00 p.m.


Sculptor's Studio

October 13, 2014 - May, 2015 Closed for season


Lakota, Nakota and Dakota Heritage Village

August 13, 2014 - May, 2015 Closed for season


Audio Tour Building

October 1, 2014 - May, 2015 Audio Tour rentals available in Information Center bookstore from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.


Gift Shop

November 2, 2014 - March, 2015 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.


Carvers Café

October 1, 2014 - March, 2015 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


Ice Cream

October 1, 2014 - May, 2015 available in Carvers Café



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