Majestic figures of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln, surrounded by the beauty of the Black Hills of South Dakota, tell the story of the birth, growth, development and preservation of this country. From the history of the first inhabitants to the diversity of America today, Mount Rushmore brings visitors face to face with the rich heritage we all share. Read More
American History, Alive in Stone...
Who Are They?
Learn more about who is carved on Mount Rushmore and why Gutzon Borglum chose them.
Operating Hours and Seasons
Mount Rushmore's hours vary by season. Find out when the facilities and grounds are open.
Fees and Passes
Find information about the parking fees at Mount Rushmore and which passes are available.
Service dogs are allowed at Mount Rushmore National Memorial. Other pets are only allowed in the designated area at the parking structure.
Launching, landing or operating unmanned or remote controlled aircraft within Mount Rushmore National Memorial is prohibited (36 CFR 1.5)
Trip Planning Information
Have questions about visiting Mount Rushmore? Our Plan Your Visit pages are a good place to begin.
Special Use and Filming Permits
Learn more about obtaining permits for special uses, filming and photography.
Special Events at Mount Rushmore
Many special events are held at Mount Rushmore during the summer months.
2018 Independence Day
View the events planned for Independence Day at Mount Rushmore National Memorial.
Last updated: January 2, 2018