Field Trips

A male park ranger wearing a tan hat and green jacket holds an image and talks to students at Mount Rushmore.  The students are gathered around the ranger.  The talus slope and fog are visible in the background.
Park ranger with students at Mount Rushmore

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Mount Rushmore National Memorial welcomes school groups throughout the year for self-guided visits that include the Lincoln Borglum Museum, Mount Rushmore - The Shrine movie and the half-mile Presidential Trail (weather permitting).

During our Field Trip Season, the month of April, school groups may participate in a 15 minute ranger led activity. These ranger talks are available by reservation only and as availability permits.

To help defray the cost of school bus parking at Presidential Parking, the Mount Rushmore History Association provides bus parking scholarships throughout the year, pending availability of funds.

For more information about reserving a field trip and applying for the parking scholarship, please email: at least two weeks before the date requested.

Questions? Contact us.

Last updated: March 30, 2024

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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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