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Winter Hours of Operation Begin November 1

Mount Rushmore with snow on Washington's coat and head under a blue sky.
Winter season is approaching and with it inclement weather - plan ahead before visiting the Memorial.

NPS Photo / A. Rimstidt

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News Release Date: October 20, 2023

Contact: Earl Perez-Foust, 605-574-3115

KEYSTONE, SD –– Mount Rushmore National Memorial will transition to winter hours of operation starting on November 1st. Visitor services will be reduced to accommodate regular seasonal changes in staffing and visitation. The adjusted hours of operation are listed below:

  • Parking Structure: 7:00am - 9:00pm

  • Memorial Grounds: 7:00am - 9:00pm

  • Lincoln Borglum Visitor Center: 8:00am - 5:00pm

  • Information Center: 8:00am - 5:00pm

  • Sculpture Illumination: Begins at sunset through 9:00pm

There are no scheduled ranger talks or other formal programs offered during the winter season. Park staff are available at the Visitor Center and Information Center to answer questions and provide orientation information to the park and surrounding area.

For more information regarding parking, concessionaire, and partner operations please visit the Operating Hours and Seasons page.

Last updated: October 20, 2023

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13000 Highway 244
Building 31, Suite 1

Keystone, SD 57751


605 574-2523
Park information. Phones are answered from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

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