Visit Split Rock Lighthouse for National Lighthouse Day Aug. 7 and See Firsthand Why it's Been Named a 2013 'Best Public Lake View Spot' by Lake Superior Magazine

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Release dated: 
July 31, 2013
Media contacts: 

Megan Lawson • Marketing and Communications • 651-259-3141 •

Jessica Kohen • Marketing and Communications • 651-259-3148 •

Lee Radzak • Split Rock Lighthouse • 218-226-6372 •

Quick facts: 

Event: National Lighthouse Day
Date: Wednesday Aug. 7, 2013
Time: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Place: Split Rock Lighthouse, 3713 Split Rock Lighthouse Rd., Two Harbors MN 55616
Cost: $9 adults, $7 seniors and students, $6 children ages 6-17; free for children age 5 and under and MHS members.
Phone: 218-226-6372

Visit Split Rock Lighthouse for National Lighthouse Day Aug. 7 and See Firsthand Why it's Been Named a 2013 'Best Public Lake View Spot' by Lake Superior Magazine

Split Rock Lighthouse

On Aug. 7, 1789, Congress approved an act for the establishment and support of lighthouse, beacons, buoys and public piers. In 1989, in celebration of the 200th Anniversary of the signing of the act, Congress passed a resolution designating Aug. 7 as National Lighthouse Day each year.

In honor of this anniversary visit Split Rock Lighthouse on Aug. 7, 2013 to learn about the importance of the Split Rock light station and lighthouses across the nation. While you're at the site, explore the dramatic views of Lake Superior. In the August/September issue, the readers Lake Superior Magazine named Split Rock Historic Site as the "Best Public Lake View Spots" for 2013. Climb the light station, walk the grounds and explore the surrounding state park for stunning views of the lake. In addition, an interactive map shows visitors good spots to take photos of the lighthouse.

Admission is $9 for adults, $7 for seniors and students, $6 for children age 6-17 and free for children ages 5 and under and MHS members. The site is open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

About Split Rock Lighthouse

The Minnesota Historical Society site is located in Split Rock Lighthouse State Park on U.S. Hwy. 61, 20 miles northeast of Two Harbors. Restored to its 1920s appearance, the lighthouse offers a glimpse of life in this remote and spectacular setting. Tour the lighthouse, fog-signal building and the restored keeper’s dwelling. The visitor center features an award-winning film, exhibits and a museum store. For more information, call 218-226-6372.

About the Minnesota Historical Society

This summer explore more than 500 museums statewide with the free Minnesota Museums app, brought to you by the Minnesota Association of Museums and the Minnesota Historical Society. Browse Minnesota museums by name, category or location; create an itinerary, check off museums you've visited and upload favorite museum photos; plus the app will also suggest museums based on geographic location. The Minnesota Museums app is made possible by the Legacy Amendment’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund through the vote of Minnesotans on Nov. 4, 2008.

The Society’s calendar of events is posted online at The website also has information about all of the Society’s programs, museums and historic sites.

The Minnesota Historical Society is a non-profit educational and cultural institution established in 1849. The Society collects, preserves and tells the story of Minnesota’s past through museum exhibits, libraries and collections, historic sites, educational programs and book publishing. Using the power of history to transform lives, the Society preserves our past, shares our state’s stories and connects people with history.

The Minnesota Historical Society is supported in part by its Premier Partners: Xcel Energy and Explore Minnesota Tourism.