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.

Advance tickets

Please buy your tickets in advance online or through the box office at 651-259-3015. Your ticket serves as a grounds pass, giving you access to the lighthouse grounds and interior of the Fog Signal building. Due to physical distancing concerns, the interior of the lighthouse and historic Keeper’s House are temporarily closed, and tickets have been reduced to $8 to reflect the limited building access.

Tickets are timed-entry. Please arrive promptly to reduce overcrowding, and bring your printed or electronic ticket. Limited walk-up tickets are available.

Self-guided tours

A printed visitor guide and onsite signage leads guests on a one-way path around the site, highlighting history and trails to historic buildings. Staff members are available to share information and answer questions.

Visitor center and shop

The visitor center is only open for restroom use and onsite ticket purchases. Please visit our pop-up shop on the visitor center patio to get your Split Rock Lighthouse souvenirs.

Health and safety

We encourage you to wear a face covering when you visit. 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.