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

    Mount Rushmore

    National Memorial South Dakota

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  • No sculpture illumination October 6, 7 and 8, 2014

    Due to replacement of the lighting system, the sculpture will not be illuminated on October 6, 7 and 8, 2014. The mountain will be illuminated for 30 minutes, beginning 1/2 hour after sunset, October 1- 5, and will resume nightly on October 9, 2014.

2012 Press Releases

Jan 10 Launch of 3D Digital Portal Allows Virtual Access to
Mount Rushmore National Memorial more...

Jan 27 Mount Rushmore Prescribed Burn Reducing Slash Piles more..

February

Feb. 28 Mount Rushmore Visitation more...

March

Mar. 23 Fire Caution at Mount Rushmore more...

June

June 29 Smoking Ban now in effect at Mount Rushmore more...

June 29 Clay Workshop Offered Throughout the Summer more...

August

August 7 Time Change for Evening Lighting Ceremony more...

September

Sept. 28 Fall Operation Hours more...

November
Nov. 2 Digital Lesson Plans Launched more...

Nov. 19 Fire restrictions Lifted more...

December

Dec.14 Carving of Mount Rushmore Depicted on 2013 Quarter more...

Dec 21 Mount Rushmore Recognized as Patriotic Employer more...

Did You Know?

Did You Know?

Mountain Goats are not native to the Black Hills. The population can be traced back to six goats, a gift to Custer State Park by Canada in 1924, that escaped from their pens and found their home among the granite peaks of the Black Hills. There are now approximately 200 mountain goats in the area.