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

    Mount Rushmore

    National Memorial South Dakota

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

Kevin Locke (Hoop Dancer)
10:30 - 11:15 a.m. Grand View Terrace
1:30 - 2:15 p.m. Grand View Terrace

Sequoia Crosswhite (Flute Player)
9:00 - 9:45 a.m. Heritage Village
10:30 - 11:15 a.m. Heritage Village
12:00 - 12:45 p.m. Heritage Village
1:30 - 2:15 p.m. Heritage Village

Carl Closs (as George Washington)
9:00 - 9:45 a.m. Breakfast with the Presidents, Carver's Cafe
10:30 - 11:15 a.m. Roving
12:00 - 12:45 p.m. Autographs in Breezeway
1:30 - 2:15 p.m. Roving
3:00 - 3:45 p.m. Theater B, Lincoln Borglum Visitor Center
4:30 - 5:15 p.m. Theater B, Lincoln Borglum Visitor Center

Tom Pitz (as Thomas Jefferson)
9:00 - 9:45 a.m. Breakfast with the Presidents, Carver's Cafe
10:30 - 11:15 a.m. Theater B, Lincoln Borglum Visitor Center
12:00 - 12:45 p.m. Roving
1:30 - 2:15 p.m. Autographs in Breezeway
3:00 - 3:45 p.m. Theater B, Lincoln Borglum Visitor Center
4:30 - 5:15 p.m. Roving

Fritz Klein (as Abraham Lincoln)
9:00 - 9:45 a.m. Breakfast with the Presidents, Carver's Cafe
10:30 - 11:15 a.m. Roving
12:00 - 12:45 p.m. Theater B, Lincoln Borglum Visitor Center
1:30 - 2:15 p.m. Roving
3:00 - 3:45 p.m. Autographs in Breezeway
4:30 - 5:15 p.m. Roving

Gib Young (as Theodore Roosevelt)
9:00 - 9:45 a.m. Breakfast with the Presidents, Carver's Cafe
10:30 - 11:15 a.m. Autographs in Breezeway
12:00 - 12:45 p.m. Roving
1:30 - 2:15 p.m. Theater B, Lincoln Borglum Visitor Center
3:00 - 3:45 p.m. Roving
4:30 - 5:15 p.m. Roving










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.