Time Change for Evening Lighting Ceremony 2013

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Date: August 5, 2013
Contact: Maureen McGee-Ballinger, 605-574-3115

KEYSTONE, S.D. – As daylight shortens the hours of operation change at Mount Rushmore National Memorial. Beginning Sunday August 11, 2013, the Evening Lighting Ceremony at Mount Rushmore will transition to an earlier start time of 8:00 PM. The Lincoln Borglum Visitor Center, bookstore and museum as well as the Information Center’s closing time will change to 9:00 PM.

Closing time for the Carvers Café and the Memorial Team Ice Cream Shop changes to 8:00 PM on August 11. The Xanterra Gift Shop will close at 9:30 PM. All operations will continue with the current opening time of 8:00 AM.

The final Evening Lighting Ceremony of the season will be September 30, 2013. For additional information regarding the park operations and seasonal time changes, please visit the park website: www.nps.gov/moru

Last updated: January 13, 2016

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