Check Out The Hidden Room Behind Mount Rushmore
Ancient monuments like the pyramids and Stonehenge still hold plenty of mystery. We may never know the full history behind why they were built. Sculptor Gutzon Borglum didn’t want Mount Rushmore to suffer this fate. He wanted to build a hall of records and locate it inside the monument.
Now, this chamber is a secret room that no one can enter!
It is located right behind President Lincoln and was meant to hold information for the visitors of the monument. That way, thousands of years from now people will be able to learn about Mount Rushmore. It was also supposed to hold important information about America’s history from 1776 to 1906, as well as important and valuable documents, like the Declaration of Independence.
It was supposed to be a grand room, with an entrance 20-feet high and glass doors 14-feet wide. The workers even blasted a tunnel 70 feet into the mountain, right behind the monument.
But Congress didn’t think it was worth the investment and they stopped the project in 1939. While the room itself was never completed, Borglum still got his wish. Some 60 years later, in 1998, 16 panels were placed in front of the tunnel, detailing why Mount Rushmore was built and a short history on the USA, as well as the valuable documents like the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and the Bill of Rights.The tunnel is also there, bearing witness of what could have been.