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

    Mount Rushmore

    National Memorial South Dakota

Plan A Field Trip

Park ranger with students at Mount Rushmore.

Park ranger with students at Mount Rushmore.

NPS Photo

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)

2014 Field Trip and Parking Scholarship Application (83 KB PDF)

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Tips for filling out the Application 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?

Geologists estimate that the granite at Mount Rushmore National Memorial will erode only 1 inch every 10,000 years.