Winter hours of operation at Mount Rushmore

KEYSTONE, S.D. – As the leaves begin to change, so do the hours of operation at Mount Rushmore National Memorial.

Fall and early winter can be a beautiful time to enjoy the sculpture.

The final Evening Lighting Ceremony for the season will be Sunday, Sept. 30.

Beginning Monday, Oct. 1, the Lincoln Borglum Visitor Center, bookstore and museum as well as the Information Center’s closing time will change to 5:00 p.m.

Sunday, Sept. 30, the award winning audio tour and new multimedia guide will be available at the Information Center until 6:30 p.m.

The multimedia guide incorporates narration, interviews, photos, video and historic recordings all in a handheld device.

Beginning Oct. 1, the audio tour and multimedia guide will be available for rental from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. daily in the Information Center.

On Oct. 1, the daily closing time for the Carvers’ Marketplace will be 4:30 p.m.

The Memorial Ice Cream Shop will be closed for the season; however, the amazing Thomas Jefferson ice cream and several other favorite flavors will be available in the Carvers’ Marketplace.

The Gift shop will close at 8:30 p.m.

Opening hours for all operations will remain the same.

Please check at the Information Center for detailed information.

Programming and hours are weather dependent.

For additional information, please visit Mount Rushmore National Memorial’s official website at or call (605) 574-2523

Information and photo from the National Park Service


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