Hours and Admission

 Lighthouse grounds and parking lot are closed from sunset to sunrise every day.

March 1 – May 14, 2019

The lighthouse and/or visitor center may be closed during a weather emergency.

The site will be closed Wednesday, April 24, 2019.

Hours

Day Hours
Sunday 11:00 am-4:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am-4:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am-4:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am-4:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am-4:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am-4:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am-4:00 pm

Admission

$5 adults and children ages 5-17; maximum $20 per family. Members free.

May 15 – October 31, 2019

Hours

Day Hours
Sunday 10:00 am-6:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am-6:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am-6:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am-6:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am-6:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am-6:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am-6:00 pm

Admission

  Cost
Adults $10
Seniors (65+)
Active military and veterans
College students
$8
Children ages 5-17 $6
Children ages 4 and under Free
MNHS Members Free

History-Connects (Reduced Admission)

November 1 – December 31, 2019

Visitor center and grounds only. The lighthouse and historic building interiors are closed in the winter.

Hours

Day Hours
Sunday 11:00 am-4:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am-4:00 pm
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday Closed
Thursday 11:00 am-4:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am-4:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am-4:00 pm

Admission

Free. Parking in the lot requires a state parks pass or daily parking fee.

2019 Holiday schedule

Open​

  • New Year's Day (January 1, 2019)
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day (January 21, 2019)
  • Presidents' Day (February 18, 2019)
  • Memorial Day (May 25, 2019)
  • Independence Day (July 4, 2019)
  • Labor Day (September 2, 2019)
  • Veterans Day (November 11, 2019)
  • Day after Thanksgiving (November 29, 2019)
  • Day after Christmas (December 26, 2019)
  • New Year's Eve 2019 (December 31, 2019)

Closed

  • Easter (April 21, 2019)
  • Thanksgiving (November 28, 2019)
  • Christmas Eve 2019 (December 24, 2019)
  • Christmas Day (December 25, 2019)

Special offers

6th Grade Minnesota History Pass

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