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Mount Rushmore Memorial Events

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The visitor facilities at Mount Rushmore National Memorial are open all year, seven days a week, with the exception of December 25th. 

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.



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.

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.




Operating hours 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


Did You Know?

The figure of Thomas Jefferson was originally started on Washington's right side. After 18 months of carving the figure of Jefferson had to be blasted off the mountain and restarted on Washington's left side.

http://www.nps.gov/moru/planyourvisit/events.htm

 

 

 



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