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The Fourth of July at Mount Rushmore

Along with Washington, DC, Philadelphia and Boston, this is one of those All-American places where one considers themselves to be lucky if they should find themselves there on July 4th.
Apparently many others agree as thousands turn up for Independence Day events here.

It is considered is a one-of-a-kind experience that can’t be found anywhere else.

This year’s lineup at Mount Rushmore includes the four presidents carved into Mount Rushmore as portrayed by professional re-enactors Carl Closs as George Washington, Tom Pitz as Thomas Jefferson, Fritz Klein as Abraham Lincoln and Gib Young as Theodore Roosevelt, through July 3 and 4. The re-enactor’s schedule on July 3rd includes a Presidential Press Conference starting at 9:30 am in the Carver’s Cafe. The Presidential Re-enactors will then be delivering programs and signing autographs at assigned times in the Lincoln Borglum Visitor Center.Other daytime activities scheduled for July 3rd are: World Champion Hoop Dancer Jasmine Pickner teaching hoop dancing on the Grand View Terrace; Native flutist Sequoia Crosswhite portraying native stories and playing flute in the Lakota, Nakota and Dakota Heritage Village; and the United States Air Force Acedemy Acoustic Band playing in various places throughout the park.

The lighting of the monument ceremony is the highlight of Independence Day Celebration at Mount Rushmore. There is also Native music, and the USAF Concert Band.

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