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, weather permitting, the parking structure and grounds remain open, but all buildings are closed.

Overnight parking is not permitted within the boundaries of Mount Rushmore National Memorial.

Current hours are:

Parking structure and memorial grounds: 5:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Information Center: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Sculptor's Studio: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Carvers' Café: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Gift Shop: 8:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Mount Rushmore illumination: sunset to 9:00 p.m.


All times listed are Mountain Time.
 
 

Operating Hours for other facilities:

Lakota, Nakota and Dakota Heritage Village

August 10, 2019 - early June, 2020 Closed for season


Self-Guided Tour Building

October 1, 2019 - mid May, 2020 Self-guided tours may be rented inside the Information Center from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Gift Shop

October 17 - 23, 2019 8:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
October 24 - November 2, 2019 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
November 3, 2019 - March, 2020 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
March - mid May, 2020 Opens at 8:00 a.m., closing times to be determined.

Carvers' Café

October 1, 2019 - March, 2020 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
March - mid May, 2020 Opens at 8:00 a.m., closing times to be determined.

Ice Cream

September 3, 2019 - May 2020 available in Carvers' Café

Last updated: October 17, 2019

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. All times are Mountain Time.

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