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

Image of Mount Rushmore created from digital scan data.

Virtual Tour

Take a virtual tour of Mount Rushmore and learn about the digital scanning process.

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Become A Junior Ranger

Complete online activities to become a virtual Junior Ranger anytime or become a Junior Ranger during your visit to Mount Rushmore.

Photo of Mount Rushmore framed by ponderosa pine trees under a blue sky.

Who Are They?

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

Visitors walking along the Avenue of Flags with Mount Rushmore in the background.

Operating Hours and Seasons

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

Vehicles entering the parking facility at Mount Rushmore National Memorial.

Fees and Passes

Find information about the parking fees at Mount Rushmore and which passes are available.

A brown dog posing for the camera.


Service dogs are allowed at Mount Rushmore National Memorial. Other pets are only allowed in the designated area at the parking structure.

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)

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.

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.

A group of bagpipers perform at Mount Rushmore.

Special Events at Mount Rushmore

Many special events are held at Mount Rushmore during the summer months.

Theodore Roosevelt reenactor Gib Young with the crowd at Mount Rushmore during Indepencence Day.

Independence Day Events

Special Events are being planned for Independence Day at Mount Rushmore National Memorial in 2021.

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Senior Pass Information

Fees for Senior Passes changed on August 28, 2017. Find answers to some of your questions here.

Last updated: July 19, 2020

Contact the Park

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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