• Mount Rushmore, Washington, Jefferson, T. Roosevelt, Lincoln framed by ponderosa pine trees under a bright blue sky.

    Mount Rushmore

    National Memorial South Dakota

Frequently Asked Questions

1) Who created the sculpture?
Gutzon Borglum and 400 workers.

2) How much did the sculpture cost?
$989,992.32.

3) How long did it take to build?
14 years
October 4, 1927 - October 31,1941

4) Are the faces eroding?
No, The estimated erosion rate is
1 inch every 10,000 years.

5) Who is the mountain named after?
Charles E. Rushmore, a New York City
Attorney, in 1885 who was out here on
business.

6) Were there any deaths during the carving?
No.

Did You Know?

Did You Know?

Blue Flax is one of the common flowers found at Mount Rushmore in late spring and early summer. American Indians used seeds from this plant to flavor their food.