Split Rock Lighthouse

Lighthouse next to Lake Superior at sunset

Come for the view, stay for the story

Lighthouse next to Lake Superior at sunset

Behold 1000 watts of ship-stopping power! Experience the sights, the history, and the technology behind this signature Minnesota landmark anchored on the rocky coast of Lake Superior.

The light on at dusk, with the fog signal at the right and a crescent moon in the background

Upcoming Events

Open House

Sat., Jun 10, 2017, 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Free

Children's Day

Sat., Jun 24, 2017, 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
$8-10/free for ages 17 and under and MNHS members

Peregrine Falcons on the North Shore

Sat., Jun 24, 2017, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Included with $6-10 site admission/MNHS members free

The most dangerous piece of water in the world

A November gale that wrecked nearly 30 ships in 1905 prompted this rugged landmark's construction. When the U.S. Lighthouse Service completed Split Rock Light Station in 1910, it soon became one of Minnesota's best known destinations.

Nestled in a Minnesota State Park, Split Rock Lighthouse is one of the most photographed and visited spots in the state, with a drama-filled history and breathtaking Lake Superior views. If you haven't visited lately, now is the time to pay homage to a true North Shore icon.

The beacon lit and shining to the right off the cliff

Shop at Split Rock

The museum store with shelves of merchandise

Bring home a memento of your visit! Whether you’re looking for maritime décor, north woods artwork, or Split Rock Lighthouse souvenirs, the museum store is your go-to source. Find apparel, Duluth packs, mugs, toys, jewelry, and many locally crafted items at the museum store, open whenever the visitor center is open.

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