• 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?

Over 90% of Mount Rushmore was carved using dynamite. Dynamite blasts removed approximately 450,000 tons of rock from the mountain.