Two Mount Rushmore Bookstores staff members wearing face masks standing behind a check out counter.
Mount Rushmore Bookstore inside the Lincoln Borglum Visitor Center.
Mount Rushmore Society logo in red and blue with the words Mount Rushmore across the top, the word society in an arc across the middle and an illustration of the faces carved on Mount Rushmore across the bottom.
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Mount Rushmore Society

Incorporated in 1930, the Mount Rushmore Society is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation, promotion, and enhancement of Mount Rushmore National Memorial and all that it represents through a partnership with the National Park Service. As a non-profit partner, the Society is able to fundraise and support special projects at the memorial. The Society was instrumental in raising funds and support for the development of the new visitor facilities in the 1990s. The Society is currently seeking donors who will support the park by contributing to an exciting campaign to produce new movies to replace those currently featured in the Lincoln Borglum Visitor Center and the Evening Lighting Ceremony. The fundraising project will also update all audiovisual equipment associated with showing those movies. The Society is the parent organization for the Mount Rushmore Bookstores.

Programs and projects supported by the Mount Rushmore Society include:

  • Seasonal rangers to provide educational programs

  • Kay Jorgensen Interpretive Internship Program

  • Junior Ranger and Rushmore Ranger Program for over 25,000 children

  • Annual naturalization ceremony

  • Flag replacement for the Avenue of Flags

  • Youth Exploration Area programs

  • Blackberry Trail maintenance

  • Sculpture preservation

  • Natural resource projects

  • Sculptor’s Studio restoration

Mount Rushmore Bookstores Logo in red and blue with the words Mount Rushmore at the top, the word bookstores arced across the middle and an illustration of the carved faces of Mount Rushmore on the bottom.
Mount Rushmore Bookstores Logo

Mount Rushmore Bookstores

The Mount Rushmore Bookstores have supported education at Mount Rushmore National Memorial since 1993. Part of the Mount Rushmore Society, their mission is to support and assist the National Park Service with educational, historical, and interpretive activities at Mount Rushmore National Memorial. The bookstores raise funds for these activities through a membership program and through sales outlets located inside the Information Center, the Lincoln Borglum Visitor Center and the Sculptor's Studio. To learn more about the Mount Rushmore Bookstores visit our Park Store page.

Information Center Bookstore with brown check out counter in center, brown shelves with bookstore merchandise, and four customers walking around.
Information Center Bookstore

Mount Rushmore Society

830 Main Street
Rapid City, SD 57701
Phone: (605) 341-8883

Last updated: January 30, 2023

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Contact Info

Mailing Address:

13000 Highway 244
Building 31, Suite 1

Keystone, SD 57751


605 574-2523
Park information. Phones are answered from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

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