Winter Activities

November through February each year

Come see this North Shore icon when the scene is quiet, cold, and still. Split Rock Lighthouse historic site is open year-round, though services are limited during the winter.

Spend some time in the visitor center to see firsthand how lighthouse keepers made their unique livelihoods, and learn about the important role that shipping — and the lighthouse — played in Minnesota history. Then explore the grounds to see the lighthouse and historic buildings in a frosty setting.


In the winter, guided tours are not available, and access to the lighthouse and historic building interiors is not available.

Admission is free from November 1 through February 28. Parking in the lot requires a state parks pass or daily parking fee.