Visitor Experience

We're excited to welcome you back to Split Rock Lighthouse. Learn about health and safety protocols and additional information below to help you plan your visit.


Please buy your tickets in advance online or call the box office at 651-259-3015. Tickets are timed-entry and we encourage visitors to arrive promptly to reduce overcrowding.

Tour options

Grounds pass
This self-guided experience gives you access to the visitor center, historic grounds, and fog signal building. A printed visitor guide and onsite signage will lead you around the site, highlighting history and trails to historic buildings. (Does not include access to the lighthouse or keeper's house).

General admission
Explore all of the buildings, including the lighthouse, and the grounds at your own pace. Staff stationed within the keeper’s house and lighthouse will help you navigate the site, along with a printed visitor guide, highlighting the fascinating history of Split Rock Lighthouse and the people who once lived there.

Keeper's Tour
Experience the site like the keepers and their families did and immerse yourself in their stories. This private 60-minute guided tour of the historic site includes the lighthouse and keeper’s house, plus general admission access. Limit of 10 people per tour.

Visitor center

The visitor center and museum store are open daily, 10:00 am–6:00 pm. Each ticket includes access to the exhibit gallery and a 13-minute movie about the construction of Split Rock Lighthouse.


Visitors and staff are not required to wear masks while on-site. The CDC and MDH recommend masking for all unvaccinated people. Please be respectful of staff and visitors whatever their decision.

Health and safety

We are conducting enhanced cleaning of high-touch surfaces and providing hand-sanitizing stations for visitors. If you are feeling sick, have flu-like symptoms, or have been in contact with someone who has recently had COVID-19, please visit us another time.