American History, Alive in Stone...

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

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Masks Are Required In All Buildings

Masks are required for everyone, regardless of location or vaccination status, in all NPS buildings and crowded outdoor spaces.

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Who Are They?

Learn more about who is carved on Mount Rushmore and why Gutzon Borglum chose them.

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Operating Hours and Seasons

Mount Rushmore's hours vary by season. Find out when the facilities and grounds are open.

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Pets are only allowed in the parking garages and the areas adjacent to them.

Vehicles entering the parking facility at Mount Rushmore National Memorial.


Find information about parking at Mount Rushmore.

Close up photo of the eyes of Theodore Roosevelt on Mount Rushmore.

Special Use and Filming Permits

Learn more about obtaining permits for special uses, filming and photography.

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Get information about the accessibility of Mount Rushmore's facilities.

Mount Rushmore viewed through a tunnel on the nearby Iron Mountain Road.

Trip Planning Information

Have questions about visiting Mount Rushmore? Our Plan Your Visit pages are a good place to begin.

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Events Calendar

View the calendar for ranger programs and special events.

Unmanned Aircraft are prohibited symbol.

Unmanned Aircraft

Launching, landing or operating unmanned or remote controlled aircraft within Mount Rushmore National Memorial is prohibited (36 CFR 1.5)

Last updated: November 21, 2021

Contact the Park

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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