Field Trips

Park ranger with students at Mount Rushmore.
Park ranger with students at Mount Rushmore.

NPS Photo

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, mid-April through early May, 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.

Applications must be received 2 weeks before the date requested.

For more information about reserving a field trip and applying for the parking scholarship, please email:

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Last updated: March 19, 2018

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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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