Mount Rushmore

13000 SD Highway 244
Keystone, SD

For the most up to date information regarding events and pet policies, please visit the National Park web site before visiting.

Mount Rushmore 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, abolished of slavery; and Theodore Roosevelt, corruption reformer and wildlife conservationist.

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. During your vacation to Mount Rushmore, walk the Presidential Trail to the base of the mountain where you just might see mountain goats, browse the gift shop and spend time at the interactive museum and visitor center.

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MOUNT RUSHMORE Operating Hours and Seasons

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.

Parking structure and memorial grounds: 5:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.

Information Center: Closed

Lincoln Borglum Visitor Center: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Sculptor's Studio: Closed for season

Sculpture Illumination

March 14 - May 27:  Sunset to 11:00 p.m.

May 28 - August 14: 9:30 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.

August 15 - September 30: 8:30 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.

October 1 - March 13: Sunmset to 9:00 p.m.

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

Carvers' Café: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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

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Elevators suitable for the handicapped