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

    Mount Rushmore

    National Memorial South Dakota

2011 Press Releases

March, 2011

3/31 Bruce Weisman receives national recognition more... Photo...

April, 2011

4/22 Webcam at Mount Rushmore more...

May, 2011

5/4 German Shepard arrives at Mount Rushmore more... Picture...

June, 2011

6/7 "Champion Recognition Award" more...

July, 2011

3&4 Independence Day Celebration more...

6 2011 Independence Day Visitation more... Photo...

August, 2011

5 Sculpting Class at Mount Rushmore more...

10 Time Changes for Evening Program and Operations more...

18 Clay Sculpting Class more... Photo...

26 Tenth Anniversary of 9/11 more...

September

1 Theodore Roosevelt re-enactor at Mount Rushmore more...

26 Mount Rushmore Winter Hours more...

October

6 Annual Preservation Work Underway more...

17 Fireworks Eliminated from Independence Day Celebration more...

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."