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


May 1 – October 25, 2021
Open daily, 10:00 am–6:00 pm

The site will close at 5:00 pm on September 23 and October 9, 2021.

Getting here

3713 Split Rock Lighthouse Rd.
Two Harbors, MN 55616

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Grounds pass
Self-guided tour includes access to visitor center and historic grounds.
$8 per person
Free for MNHS members
(On-site only)
General admission
Self-guided tour of historic grounds and all buildings.
$12 adults
$10 seniors, veterans and active military, college students (ID required)
$8 students (ages 5-17)
Free for MNHS members
Keeper's Tour
Guided tour of historic grounds and lighthouse. Offered daily at 9:00 am, with an additional 5:00 pm tour as available.
$25 per person
$20 for MNHS members
Children ages 4 and under Free
Blue Star Families
(Armed Forces Day - Labor Day)
Free general admission (On-site only)

Last admission ticket sold at 5:30 pm. Lighthouse and keeper's house close at 5:45 pm.

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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

Edmund Fitzgerald Memorial Beacon Lighting
Split Rock Lighthouse, Two Harbors
Wed., Nov 10, 2021, 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Included with general admission/MNHS members free

Featured Event

Edmund Fitzgerald Memorial Beacon Lighting

Wed., Nov 10, 2021, 11:00 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, we light the Split Rock Lighthouse beacon. For those unable to attend the event, a portion of the beacon lighting will be streamed live on Facebook and YouTube.

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