Frequently Asked Questions
Who created the sculpture?
Gutzon Borglum and 400 workers.
How much did the sculpture cost?
How long did it take to build?
14 years - from October 4, 1927 to October 31,1941.
Are the faces eroding?
No, the estimated erosion rate is 1 inch every 10,000 years.
Who is the mountain named after?
Charles E. Rushmore, a New York City attorney, in 1885 who was here on
Were there any deaths during the carving?
Last Updated: 04/26/2015