• 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.

2013 press releases

February 26, 2013 National Park Tourism in South Dakota more...

April 11, 2013 An Afternoon with Jan Conn, Climber & Carver more...

June 3, 2013 NPS & Indian Arts and Crafts Board News Release more...

July 8, Closures and Public Use Limits (SMOKING)

Aug 5, Time Change for Evening Program

Aug 6, Xanterra Wins Midwest Region Partnership Award

Aug 23, Commemoration of 50th Anniversary of I Have a Dream Speech

Oct 29, United States Mint to Launch Mount Rushmore Quarter Nov. 6

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.