Independence Day Events

Several special activities and events are planned for July 3 at the Memorial. Consistent with CDC recommendations, people who are not fully vaccinated must continue to wear masks indoors and in crowded outdoor spaces.

Presidential reenactors George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, and Theodore Roosevelt will be roving the park throughout the day from 11:00 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. Each president will present talks about their presidency, pose for photographs, and provide autographs. Presidential talks will be in the Lincoln Borglum Visitor Center Theater B.

Sequoia Crosswhite, a musician, storyteller, historian, and member of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe, will provide music and stories at the Youth Exploration Area.

The park is open during regular hours on July 4. There will not be a fireworks display held at Mount Rushmore National Memorial, however there will be multiple fireworks displays in the surrounding communities on July 4.

Please check this website often for updates to programing and additional COVID precautions at the park. The National Park Service (NPS) expects everyone who works in or visits national parks and who is not fully vaccinated to wear a face mask outside on NPS-managed lands where physical distancing cannot be maintained and in all federal buildings. Individuals who violate this requirement may be subject to citations as appropriate.

Last updated: June 3, 2021

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