Split Rock Lighthouse

Come for the view, stay for the story

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April 27 – October 21, 2024

Monday10:00 am-6:00 pm
Tuesday10:00 am-6:00 pm
Wednesday10:00 am-6:00 pm
Thursday10:00 am-6:00 pm
Friday10:00 am-6:00 pm
Saturday10:00 am-6:00 pm
Sunday10:00 am-6:00 pm
  • Keeper's Tour offered Friday-Sunday at 9:00 am
  • Conquering the Cliff Tour offered daily at 11:00 am and 2:00 pm.
  • Last admission sold at 5:45 pm


All hours


Grounds Pass$8
Free for MNHS members
(On-site only)
General Admission 
     Veterans and active military
     College students (ID required)
     Students (ages 5-17)$8
     MNHS membersFree for MNHS members
Keeper's Tour$25
$20 for MNHS members
Conquering the Cliff Tour
(Begins July 1, 2024)
$15 for MNHS members
$15 for children
Children ages 4 and underFree
Blue Star Families 
(Armed Forces Day - Labor Day)
Free general admission
(On-site only)

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Getting here

3713 Split Rock Lighthouse Rd.
Two Harbors, MN 55616

Free parking for Historic Site visitors during site hours only. A State Park vehicle permit is required during off hours.

Map and directions

What to see and do

Split Rock Lighthouse Visitor Center

See an award-winning film, explore the exhibits, and visit the museum store.

Get a glimpse of lighthouse life in this remote and spectacular setting. 

Comprised of 25 acres, the Split Rock Lighthouse historic site also includes the original fog signal building, oil house, and one of the original homes occupied by a lighthouse keeper and his family.

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.

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Upcoming events

  • -
    Learn about the challenges people faced during Split Rock Lighthouse's first 24 years of operation.
  • -
    Experience Split Rock Lighthouse like the keepers and their families did.
  • -
    Celebrate Split Rock Lighthouse’s 114th birthday.