Operating Hours and Seasons

The visitor facilities at Mount Rushmore National Memorial are open all year, seven days a week, with the exception of December 25th. On December 25th, all buildings are closed but the grounds remain open. All times listed below are Mountain Time.

The grounds at Mount Rushmore are open the following hours:

March 12 - October 1, 2016 5:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
October 2, 2016 - March 11, 2017 5:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.


Sculpture Illumination

March 13 - May 26, 2016 Sunset to 11:00 p.m.
May 27 - August 13, 2016 9:30 to 11:00 p.m.
August 14 - October 1, 2016 8:30 to 11:00 p.m.
October 2, 2016 - March 11, 2017 Sunset to 9:00 p.m.


Evening Lighting Ceremony

May 27 - August 13, 2016 Nightly at 9:00 p.m.
August 14 - October 1, 2016 Nightly at 8:00 p.m.


Operating hours for facilities are listed below:


Information Center and Lincoln Borglum Visitor Center

October 1, 2015 - May 26, 2016 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
May 27 - August 13, 2016 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
August 14 - October 1, 2016 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
October 2, 2016 - late May, 2017 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.


Sculptor's Studio

May 8 - 26, 2016 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
May 27 - September 3, 2016 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
September 4 - 29, 2016 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
September 30, 2016 Closed
October 1 - 9, 2016 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (weather permitting, subject to change)
October 10, 2016 - mid May 2017 Closed for season


Lakota, Nakota and Dakota Heritage Village

September, 2015 - early June, 2016 Closed for season


Audio Tour Building

May 8 - September 29, 2016 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
October 1, 2016 - late May, 2017 Audio Tour rentals available in Information Center bookstore from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.


Gift Shop

May 26 - August 13, 2016 8:00 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.
August 14 - October 1, 2016 8:00 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.
October 2 - 12, 2016 8:00 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
October 13 - 19, 2016 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
October 20 - 26, 2016 8:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
October 27 - November 2, 2016 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
November 3 - 5, 2016 8:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
November 6, 2016 - March, 2017 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.


Carvers Café

May 26 - August 13, 2016 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
August 14 - October 1, 2016 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
October 2, 2016 - March, 2017 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


Ice Cream

May 26 - August 13, 2016 11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
August 14 - September 3, 2016 11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
September 4 - October 1, 2016 Open as staffing permits
October 2, 2016 - late May, 2017 available in Carver's Café



Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

13000 Highway 244
Building 31, Suite 1

Keystone, SD 57751

Phone:

(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.

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