Frequently Asked Questions

Who created the sculpture?
Gutzon Borglum and 400 workers.

How much did the sculpture cost?

How long did it take to build?
14 years - from October 4, 1927 to October 31,1941.

Are the faces eroding?
No, the estimated erosion rate is 1 inch every 10,000 years.

Who is the mountain named after?
Charles E. Rushmore, a New York City attorney, in 1885 who was here on

Were there any deaths during the carving?

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Mailing Address:

13000 Highway 244
Building 31, Suite 1

Keystone, SD 57751


(605) 574-2523
Park information. Phones are answered 7 days a week. Hours are 8:00 - 5:00 October through May, 8:00 - 10:00 June through mid-August and 8:00 - 9:00 mid-August through September. All times are Mountain Time.

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