• 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.

Rangers in the Classroom

Ranger visiting a second grade class.

Ranger visiting a second grade class.

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Mount Rushmore Rangers In The Classroom

All programs are based on South Dakota and national curriculum standards

  • For 2013, interactive programs are available for second grade through high school.
  • All programs are free
  • Programs are available to schools within a 40-mile radius of the park

To request a ranger program, please fill out the reservation form below and submit by fax or email. Please contact us with any questions concerning our classroom programs.

2013 Mount Rushmore Education Program Newsletter (1.45 MB PDF)

2013 Rangers in the Classroom application (75 KB PDF)


Tips for filling out the Reservation Form:

  • Save the pdf form to your computer
  • Fill it out electronically and save your work
  • Attach the completed form to an email or
  • Print and fax the completed form

Did You Know?

Did You Know?

Approximately 400 different people worked at Mount Rushmore during the carving process from October 1927 to October 1941. Although this work was dangerous, no lives were lost during the sculpting of the mountain.