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 are mountain time.
Parking Structure and Memorial Grounds
Lincoln Borglum Visitor Center and Information Center
8:00 am to 5:00 pm
8:00 am to 10:00 pm
8:00 am to 9:00 pm
8:00 am to 6:00 pm
Sculpture Illumination and Evening Lighting Program
The sculpture is illuminated nightly, year-round.
No evening lighting program, sculpture illuminated nightly at sunset.
Evening lighting program begins at 9:00 pm
Evening lighting program begins at 8:00 pm
Learn about the tools and techniques used in the carving of the mountain sculpture. 15-minute talks include stories from the workers, demonstrations of the tools and the artist's working model. Programs are offered frequently each day throughout the summer months. Schedules are posted at the Information Center and Lincoln Borglum Visitor Center.
Closed for the season.
8:00 am to 8:00 pm
8:00 am to 4:00 pm
Self-Guided Tour Building
Self-guided tours available inside the Information Center 8:00 am to 3:00 pm.
8:00 am to 4:00 pm daily
Available in Carvers' Café
Last updated: February 21, 2024