Split Rock Lighthouse

Split Rock Lighthouse.

Come for the view, stay for the story

Split Rock Lighthouse.

Come for the view, stay for the story

Hours

April 30 – October 24, 2022
Open daily, 10:00 am–6:00 pm.

The site will close at 4:00 p.m. on September 18, 2022.

The Lighthouse Tower will be closed on September 20 and 21 for maintenance. Grounds Passes will be available.

Getting here

3713 Split Rock Lighthouse Rd.
Two Harbors, MN 55616
splitrock@mnhs.org
218-226-6372

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Map & directions

Admission

  Cost
Grounds Pass $8
Free for MNHS members
(On-site only)

General Admission
Adults
Seniors, veterans and active military, college students (ID required)
Students (ages 5-17)
MNHS members

 

$12
$10

$8
Free for MNHS members

Keeper's Tour $25
$20 for MNHS members
Children ages 4 and under Free
Blue Star Families 
(Armed Forces Day - Labor Day)
Free general admission
(On-site only)

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History-Connects (Reduced Admission)
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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

Grand Views Tour
Split Rock Lighthouse, Two Harbors
Sat., Oct 1, 2022, 8:30 am - 11:00 am
$35/MNHS members save 20%
Photography at the Rock Featuring Dawn LaPointe
Split Rock Lighthouse, Two Harbors
Sat., Oct 1, 2022, 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Regular site admission
Stories by Lantern Light
Split Rock Lighthouse, Two Harbors
Sat., Oct 8, 2022, 6:15 pm - 8:30 pm
$10-15

Featured event

Edmund Fitzgerald Memorial Beacon Lighting

Thu., Nov 10, 2022, 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

This annual event commemorates the 1975 sinking of the freighter USS Edmund Fitzgerald, and the loss of her 29 crew members. Following a ceremony at 4:30 pm, we light the Split Rock Lighthouse beacon. 

Included with general 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.

lighthouse at dusk