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

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

Photography at the Rock Featuring Photographer Christian Dalbec
Split Rock Lighthouse, Two Harbors
Sat., Mar 13, 2021, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Regular site admission
Photography at the Rock Featuring Photographer Christian Dalbec
Split Rock Lighthouse, Two Harbors
Wed., Mar 31, 2021, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Regular site admission
Photography at the Rock Featuring Photographer Bryan Hansel
Split Rock Lighthouse, Two Harbors
Fri., Apr 9, 2021, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Regular site admission

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