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

    Mount Rushmore

    National Memorial South Dakota

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?

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."