Mount Rushmore National Memorial

 

Mount Rushmore National Memorial, Keystone, South Dakota, symbolizes both national pride and an awesome feat of engineering. Carved from a mountain of granite and standing proud since 1941, Mount Rushmore, protrudes from the granite as a true “Shrine of Democracy” with the faces of George Washington, commander of the Revolutionary Army and first United States President; Thomas Jefferson, founder of the Declaration of Independence; Abraham Lincoln, abolisher of slavery; and Theodore Roosevelt, corruption reformer and wildlife conservationist.

During your vacation to Mount Rushmore, walk the Presidential Trail to the base of the mountain where you just might see mountain goats, enjoy the Avenue of Flags, browse the gift shop and spend time at the interactive museum and visitor center.
The evening program and lighting ceremony is offered at 9:00 p.m. through August 11 and then at 8:00 p.m. from August 12 through September 30.
This internationally recognized “Shrine of Democracy”, Mount Rushmore National Memorial is open year-round, seven days a week and is located only 3 miles from Keystone and 17 miles from Rapid City, South Dakota. A parking pass is required to visit Mount Rushmore and is valid for one year starting with your first visit (this is not a National Park Fee). Active Military are free with I.D.

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Weather permitting, the grounds at Mount Rushmore are open every day of the year. The Information Center, Visitor Center, Gift Shop and Carver’s Marketplace are open every day except December 25th.

MOUNT RUSHMORE GROUNDS – early March through September

Standard Hours:  5:00 AM – 11:00 PM

October through early March:  5:00 AM – 9:00 PM

INFORMATION CENTER

Open daily, except December 25th. From the Friday before Memorial Day to mid August, hours are 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. From mid August to September 30, hours are 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. From October 1st to the Thursday before Memorial Day, hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Standard Hours:  8:00 AM – 10:00 PM

Late Summer – Early Fall:  August 7 – September 30:  8:00 AM – 9:00 PM

Winter:  October 1 – May 26 – 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

LINCOLN BORGLUM VISITOR CENTER

The Lincoln Borglum Visitor Center is open every day except December 25th. Opens at 8:00 a.m. From the Friday before Memorial Day to mid August, closes at 10:00 p.m. From mid August to September 30, closes at 9:00 p.m. From October 1st to the Thursday before Memorial Day, closes at 5:00 p.m.

Standard Hours:  8:00 AM – 10:00 PM

Early Fall:  August 7 – September 30 – 8:00 AM – 9:00 PM

Winter:  October 1 – May 26 – 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Booking Instructions: Vehicle parking pass, please leave quantity at 1.