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 11:00 p.m.

Information Center and Lincoln Borglum Visitor Center: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Sculptor's Studio: Closed until late May or early June, 2019.

Carvers' Marketplace: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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

Mount Rushmore illumination: sunset to 11:00 p.m.


All times listed are Mountain Time.
 
 

Operating Hours for other facilities:

Lakota, Nakota and Dakota Heritage Village

August 11, 2018 - early June, 2019 Closed for season


Audio Tour Building

October 1, 2018 - May, 2019 rentals available inside Information Center bookstore 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Gift Shop

March 28 - April 24, 2019 8:00 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
April 25 - May 8, 2019 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
May 9 - 22, 2019 8:00 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.
May 23 - August 10, 2019 8:00 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.
August 11 - September 30, 2019 8:00 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.
October 1 - 9, 2019 8:00 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Otober 10 - 16, 2019 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
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.

Carvers' Marketplace

March 10 - May 22, 2019 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
May 23 - August 10, 2019 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
August 11 - September 30, 2019 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
October 1, 2019 - March, 2020 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Ice Cream

October 1, 2018 - May 22, 2019 available in Carvers' Marketplace
May 23 - August 10, 2019 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
August 11 - September 2, 2019 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
September 3, 2019 - May 2020 available in Carvers' Marketplace

Last updated: April 3, 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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