• Mount Rushmore, Washington, Jefferson, T. Roosevelt, Lincoln framed by ponderosa pine trees under a bright blue sky.

    Mount Rushmore

    National Memorial South Dakota

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  • No sculpture illumination October 6, 7 and 8, 2014

    Due to replacement of the lighting system, the sculpture will not be illuminated on October 6, 7 and 8, 2014. The mountain will be illuminated for 30 minutes, beginning 1/2 hour after sunset, October 1- 5, and will resume nightly on October 9, 2014.

Parks as Classrooms

Curriculum Materials

Mount Rushmore National Memorial partnered with CyArk and local teachers to create ten lesson plans for grades K-12. The lesson plans are available through CyArk's website, http://archive.cyark.org/education-lesson-plans.

Guest Speakers

Schedule a park ranger to visit your classroom and help your students learn about many apsects of Mount Rushmore National Memorial - art, natural history, United States history and presidential history. Click to learn more about bringing a park ranger to your classroom.

Field Trips

Visit Mount Rushmore National Memorial with your students to see the mountain sculpture in person. Learn more about the artist and the sculpture by visiting the Lincoln Borglum Visitor Center or schedule a ranger talk inside the Sculptor's Studio.