Plan A Field Trip
Mount Rushmore National Memorial welcomes school groups throughout the year for self-guided visits that include the Lincoln Borglum Museum, Mount Rushmore - The Shrine movie and the half-mile Presidential Trail.
During our Field Trip Season, mid-April through early May, school groups may participate in a ranger led activity in the historic Sculptor's Studio. These ranger talks are available by reservation only and as availability permits.
To help defray the cost of school bus parking at Presidential Parking, the Mount Rushmore History Association provides bus parking scholarships throughout the year, pending availability of funds.
Applications must be received 2 weeks before the date requested.
Parking Scholarship funding for 2014 is now available. Download application below to schedule your field trip.
To reserve a ranger guided field trip or to apply to for a school vehicle parking scholarship, please fill out the form below and submit by email or fax.
2014 Mount Rushmore Education Program Newsletter (213 KB PDF)
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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."