Visitor Experience

The health and safety of our guests, staff, and community is our highest priority. With this in mind, Split Rock Lighthouse has made some important updates to promote social distancing during 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
Beginning May 28, tour 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 explore 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 45-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.

Health and safety

Visitors are required to wear a mask inside the visitor center and historic buildings. Please maintain a 6-foot distance from other visitors and staff. 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.