Hours and Admission

 Lighthouse grounds and parking lot are closed from sunset to sunrise every day.

March 1 – May 8, 2020

The visitor center, lighthouse, fog signal building, and historic grounds are open. The keeper's house and oil house are closed.

The lighthouse and/or visitor center may be closed during a weather emergency.

Hours

Day Hours
Sunday 11:00 am-4:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am-4:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am-4:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am-4:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am-4:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am-4:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am-4:00 pm

Admission

  Cost
Adults $12
Seniors (65+)
Veterans
Active military*
College students
$10
Children ages 5-17 $8
Children ages 4 and under Free
MNHS Members Free
*Blue Star Families 
(Armed Forces Day - Labor Day)
Free
(On site only)

History-Connects (Reduced Admission)

May 9 – October 31, 2020

Hours

Day Hours
Sunday 10:00 am-6:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am-6:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am-6:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am-6:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am-6:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am-6:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am-6:00 pm

Admission

  Cost
Adults $12
Seniors (65+)
Veterans
Active military*
College students
$10
Children ages 5-17 $8
Children ages 4 and under Free
MNHS Members Free
*Blue Star Families 
(Armed Forces Day - Labor Day)
Free
(On site only)

History-Connects (Reduced Admission)

November 1 – December 31, 2020

Visitor center and grounds only. The lighthouse and historic building interiors are closed in the winter.

Hours

Day Hours
Sunday 11:00 am-4:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am-4:00 pm
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday Closed
Thursday 11:00 am-4:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am-4:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am-4:00 pm

The lighthouse will be open from 11:00 am - 6:00 pm on November 10, 2020, for the Edmund Fitzgerald memorial beacon lighting.

Admission

Free (except special event on November 10, 2020). Parking in the lot requires a state parks pass or daily parking fee.

2020 Holiday schedule

Open​

  • New Year's Day (January 1, 2020)
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day (January 20, 2020)
  • Presidents' Day (February 17, 2020)
  • Memorial Day (May 25, 2020)
  • Independence Day (July 4, 2020)
  • Labor Day (September 7, 2020)
  • Veterans Day (November 11, 2020)
  • Day after Thanksgiving (November 27, 2020)
  • Day after Christmas (December 26, 2020)
  • New Year's Eve 2020 (December 31, 2020)
  • New Year's Day 2021 (January 1, 2021)

Closed

  • Easter (April 12, 2020)
  • Thanksgiving (November 26, 2020)
  • Christmas Eve 2020 (December 24, 2020)
  • Christmas Day (December 25, 2020)

Special offers

6th Grade Minnesota History Pass

Find out how your 6th grader can visit MNHS sites free with a 6th Grade Minnesota History Pass.