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

    Mount Rushmore

    National Memorial South Dakota

For Teachers 3

Mount Rushmore student guide. This guide will provide you with great information about the idea for the sculpture, the people involved, the presidents, an informative timeline, animals and plants, and park facts. Click to view or download.


NEW from Cyark. Teachers and Students learn more about Mount Rushmore through new Lesson Plans. Lesson Plans 17-26 more

Click here to view the 2013 Mount Rushmore Education Program Newsletter. (1.45 MB PDF)

Mount Rushmore Rangers in the Classroom programs. Click to learn more about scheduling a ranger to visit your classroom.

Plan a field trip to Mount Rushmore. Click to learn more about scheduling a field trip to Mount Rushmore.

Did You Know?

Did You Know?

Mount Rushmore is named after New York City attorney Charles E. Rushmore, who came to the Black Hills in 1884-85 to check legal titles on properties. On returning to Pine Camp he asked Bill Challis the name of this mountain. Bill replied, "Never had a name but from now on we'll call it Rushmore."