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 & admission

January 1 – March 1, 2023
Thursday-Monday, 10:00 am–4:00 pm.
Visitor center and grounds only. The lighthouse and historic building interiors are closed in the winter.

Admission is free.

Getting here

3713 Split Rock Lighthouse Rd.
Two Harbors, MN 55616

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Map and directions

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

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