Mount Rushmore National Memorial — Building 31
Keystone, SD
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Mount Rushmore National Memorial is currently Open.

Mount Rushmore National Memorial Hours

Mon 5:00am - 11:00pm
Tue 5:00am - 11:00pm
Wed 5:00am - 11:00pm
Thu 5:00am - 11:00pm
Fri 5:00am - 11:00pm
Sat 5:00am - 11:00pm
Sun 5:00am - 11:00pm
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Building 31
Keystone, SD   57751Driving Directions
Phone: (605)574-2523(605)574-2523 Maps & Directions

National Memorial

Operating Hours & Seasons

Mount Rushmore grounds - early March through September

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.

Standard Hours

  • Sunday:5:00 AM-11:00 PM
  • Monday:5:00 AM-11:00 PM
  • Tuesday:5:00 AM-11:00 PM
  • Wednesday:5:00 AM-11:00 PM
  • Thursday:5:00 AM-11:00 PM
  • Friday:5:00 AM-11:00 PM
  • Saturday:5:00 AM-11:00 PM

Additional Information View More
  • Mount Rushmore grounds - October through early March:
  • October 1 - March 11
  • Sunday:5:00 AM-9:00 PM
  • Monday:5:00 AM-9:00 PM
  • Tuesday:5:00 AM-9:00 PM
  • Wednesday:5:00 AM-9:00 PM
  • Thursday:5:00 AM-9:00 PM
  • Friday:5:00 AM-9:00 PM
  • Saturday:5:00 AM-9:00 PM

Fees & Passes

    Entrance Fees:

    • $0.00 - Mount Rushmore Entrance Fee
      There is no entrance fee for Mount Rushmore National Memorial. However, fees are required to park at the memorial.
    • $10.00 - Mount Rushmore Parking Fee - private vehicles
      Parking fee is for private passenger vehicles, valid for one year from date of purchase. Parking fee for Seniors, 62 and older, is $5 and Active Duty Military parking is free. Annual Pass, Annual Pass - Military, Senior Pass, Access Pass and Every Kid In A Park Pass do not apply.
    • $50.00 - Mount Rushmore Parking Fee - Commercial Bus
      Valid for 24 hours from time of purchase. Annual Pass, Annual Pass - Military, Senior Pass, Access Pass and Every Kid In A Park Pass do not apply.
    • $25.00 - Mount Rushmore Parking Fee - School Bus
      Valid for 24 hours from time of purchase. Annual Pass, Annual Pass - Military, Senior Pass, Access Pass and Every Kid In A Park Pass do not apply.

    About

    American History, Alive in Stone...

    Majestic figures of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln, surrounded by the beauty of the Black Hills of South Dakota, tell the story of the birth, growth, development and preservation of this country. From the history of the first inhabitants to the diversity of America today, Mount Rushmore brings visitors face to face with the rich heritage we all share.

    Directions

    Visitors traveling by car from the East use Exit 61 off I-90 follow signs. Coming from the West use exit 57 exit at Rapid City and follow U.S. Highway 16 southwest to Keystone and then Highway 244 to Mount Rushmore. Visitors coming from the south should follow Highway 385 north to Highway 244, which is the road leading to the memorial.

    Visitor Centers

    Information Center

    Find basic information about the memorial as well as information about the local area. Opens at 8:00 a.m. daily (closed December 25th). Closes at 5:00 p.m. October through late May, 10:00 p.m. late May through mid August, and 9:00 p.m. mid August through the end of September. Lincoln Borglum Visitor Center

    Park information, film, museum exhibits and a bookstore. Opens at 8:00 a.m. daily (closed December 25th). Closes at 5:00 p.m. October through late May, 10:00 p.m. late May through mid August, and 9:00 p.m. mid August through the end of September.

    Weather

    Weather at Mount Rushmore can be highly variable in any season. Summer high temperatures range from 70 100 degrees Fahrenheit. Fall high temperatures range from 45 to 80 degrees Fahrenheit. Winter high temperatures range from 20 to 40 degrees Fahrenheit. Spring high temperatures range from 30 to 70 degrees Fahrenheit. July and August are the warmest months, December and January the coldest. March and April receive the most snow, while May and June receive the most rain.

    Permits and Reservations Information


     

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