Evening Lighting Ceremony

The Evening Lighting Ceremonies are held beginning in late May to September 30th each year. The times are listed below.

In 2019, due to construction, an approximately 20 minute lighting ceremony will include a ranger talk, playing of the national anthem, lighting of the memorial and a flag folding demonstration.

You do not need a reservation for any programs at Mount Rushmore, including the Evening Lighting Ceremony.

August 11 - September 30, 2019

8:00 p.m.

October 1, 2019 - late May, 2020

No Evening Lighting Ceremony, but scuplture is illuminated nightly.

All times are Mountain Time.

Last updated: August 11, 2019

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Mailing Address:

13000 Highway 244
Building 31, Suite 1

Keystone, SD 57751


(605) 574-2523
Park information. Phones are answered 7 days a week. Hours are 8:00 - 5:00 October through May, 8:00 - 10:00 June through mid-August and 8:00 - 9:00 mid-August through September. All times are Mountain Time.

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