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.
Independence Day Events 2012
Numerous activities are available on July 3rd and 4th, 2012. The daytime activities for July 3rd are listed below.
Click here to view the evening activities for July 3rd.
Click here to view the daytime activities for July 4th.
Click here to download the complete schedule (60k PDF).
Our regular Evening Lighting Ceremony will be held July 4th at 9:00 p.m.
July 3rd Daytime Events
Sequoia Crosswhite (Flute Player)
Carl Closs (as George Washington)
Tom Pitz (as Thomas Jefferson)
Fritz Klein (as Abraham Lincoln)
Gib Young (as Theodore Roosevelt)
Did You Know?
Over 90% of Mount Rushmore was carved using dynamite. Dynamite blasts removed approximately 450,000 tons of rock from the mountain.