• 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

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?

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