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.
Special Use Permits
You can pay on-line by visiting https://pay.gov/paygov/. Enter "Mount Rushmore" into the search box at the top of the page and click on "Search" to display a list of our payment forms.
Demonstration groups of 25 or fewer people are exempt from filing a first amendment permit unless outlined in 36CFR2.51. Notification to the superintendent is recommended, but not required.
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."