Mission of the National Park Service at Mount Rushmore National Memorial
The purpose of Mount Rushmore National Memorial is to:
Provide the opportunity for a contemplative visitor experience as related to the sculpture and its setting.
National Memorial - October 1, 1925
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.