• 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

May 23 - August 9, 2014 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
August 10 - September 30, 2014 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
October 1, 2014 - May, 2015 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.


Evening
Lighting Ceremony

May 23 - August 9, 2014 Program held nightly at 9:00 p.m.
August 10 - September 30, 2014 Program held nightly at 8:00 p.m.
October 1, 2014 - May, 2015 Sculpture illuminated nightly for one-half hour, beginning approximately 30 minutes after sunset.


Sculptor's Studio

May 24 - August 9, 2014 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
September 30, 2014 Closed for bookstore inventory.


Audio Tour Building

May 11 - August 9, 2014 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.


Gift Shop

May 23 - August 14, 2014 8:00 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.
August 15 - October 8, 2014 8:00 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.
October 9 - 23, 2014 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
October 24, 2014 - February, 2015 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.


Carvers Café

May 13 - August 14, 2014 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
August 15 - September 29, 2014 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
September 30 - October 8, 2014 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
October 9, 2014 - March, 2015 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


Ice Cream

May 13 - August 14, 2014 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
August 15 - September 29, 2014 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
September 30 - October 8, 2014 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
October 9, 2014 - May, 2015 available in Carvers Café



Did You Know?

Did You Know?

Over 90% of Mount Rushmore was carved using dynamite. Dynamite blasts removed approximately 450,000 tons of rock from the mountain.