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: 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Sculptor's Studio: 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Carvers' Café: 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Gift Shop: 8:00 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Mount Rushmore illumination: approximately 8:15 p.m. to 11:00 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

late May - mid August, 2019 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (self-guided tours may be rented inside the Information Center from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.)

Gift Shop

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' Café

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

August 11 - September 2, 2019 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
September 3, 2019 - May 2020 available in Carvers' Café

Last updated: August 11, 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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