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.

All times listed below are Mountain Time.

The grounds at Mount Rushmore are open the following hours:

October 2, 2016 - March 11, 2017 5:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
March 12 - September 30, 2017 5:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.


Sculpture Illumination

October 2, 2016 - March 11, 2017 Sunset to 9:00 p.m.
March 12 - May 25, 2017 Sunset to 11:00 p.m.
May 26 - mid August, 2017 9:30 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
mid August - September 30, 2017 8:30 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.


Evening Lighting Ceremony

October 2, 2016 - May 25, 2017 No Evening Lighting Ceremony, but sculpture is illuminated nightly.
May 26 - mid August, 2017 Nightly at 9:00 p.m.
mid August - September 30, 2017 Nightly at 8:00 p.m.


Operating hours for facilities are listed below:

Information Center and Lincoln Borglum Visitor Center

October 2, 2016 - May 25, 2017 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
May 26 - mid August, 2017 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.


Sculptor's Studio

October 14, 2016 - mid May 2017 Closed for season
mid May - September, 2017 Open, hours to be determined


Lakota, Nakota and Dakota Heritage Village

August 14 - early June, 2017 Closed for season


Audio Tour Building

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

November 6, 2016 - March, 2017 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
March - December, 2017 Open daily at 8:00 a.m., closing time to be determined.


Carvers Café

October 2, 2016 - March, 2017 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
March - December, 2017 Open daily at 8:00 a.m., closing time to be determined.


Ice Cream

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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