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.
April 29 – October 23, 2023
Open daily, 10:00 am–6:00 pm
The site will close early on May 25 (4:00 pm) and May 26 (5:00 pm)
Self-guided tour includes access to visitor center and historic grounds.
$8 / Free for MNHS members (On-site only)
Guided tour of historic grounds and lighthouse. Offered Saturdays.
$25 / $20 for MNHS members
Children ages 4 and under: Free
History-Connects (Reduced Admission)
Museums on Us
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.
What to see and do
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.
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.