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Mount Rushmore National Memorial Announces Summer Hours

4/4/2008
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Superintendent Gerard Baker has announced the summer schedule for Mount Rushmore National Memorial.

Beginning May 24, 2008, the Memorial’s Lincoln Borglum Museum and the Information Center will be open from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. daily. The evening program and lighting ceremony is scheduled for 9:00 p.m. from May 24 to August 14 and then at 8:00 p.m. from August 15 through September 30. Daily ranger-led interpretive programs will begin on Saturday, May 24. The historic Sculptor’s Studio will be open from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. from May 15 to May 23 and from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. from May 24 through August 15. All dates and times are subject to change.

Presidential Parking Inc. will be open from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. from May 1 to May 8. From May 9 through May 23, the parking garage will be open from 7:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. and from May 24 to August 14, the garage will be open from 7:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m.

 

The hours for the Xanterra Dining Room and Gift Shop will be as follows:

May 17 – May 23 Gift Shop 8:00 a.m. – 10:30 p.m.

Carvers Café 8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

May 24 – August 14 Gift Shop 7:00 a.m. – 10:30 p.m.

Carvers Café 7:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Ice Cream 10:00 a.m. – 10:30 p.m.

August 15 – August 31 Gift Shop 7:00 a.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Carvers Café 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Ice Cream 11:00 a.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Please check in at the Information Center for a daily schedule of interpretive programs and special events. For more information, please visit Mount Rushmore National Memorial’s official website at www.nps.gov/moru or call (605) 574-2523.

 

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