Hours and Admission

May 28 - October 25, 2021

Choose from three ways to explore Split Rock Lighthouse! Each ticket includes the exhibit gallery, a 13-minute movie about the construction of Split Rock Lighthouse, and access to the trails around the lightstation.  

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.



Day Hours
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
Sunday 10:00 am-6:00 pm
  • Keeper’s Tour is offered daily at 9:00 am, with an additional 5:00 pm tour as available.
  • Last admission ticket sold at 5:30 pm. Lighthouse and keeper's house close at 5:45 pm.
  • The site will close at 5:00 pm on Saturday, July 31.


Grounds Pass $8
Free for MNHS members
(On-site only)

General Admission
Seniors, veterans and active military, college students (ID required)
Students (ages 5-17)
MNHS members



Free for MNHS members

Keeper's Tour $25
$20 for MNHS members
Children ages 4 and under Free
Blue Star Families 
(Armed Forces Day - Labor Day)
Free general admission
(On-site only)

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History-Connects (Reduced Admission)

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October 26 – December 31, 2021

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


Day Hours
Monday 10:00 am-4:00 pm
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday Closed
Thursday 10:00 am-4:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am-4:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am-4:00 pm
Sunday 10:00 am-4:00 pm

Open Wednesday, November 10, 11:00 am - 6:00 pm, for the Edmund Fitzgerald Memorial Beacon Lighting.

Closed Thursday, December 23, 2021.


Grounds pass
Includes access to the visitor center, historic grounds, and fog signal building.
(Free for MNHS members)
Children ages 4 and under Free

History-Connects (Reduced Admission)

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2021 Holiday schedule


  • New Year's Day (January 1, 2021)
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day (January 18, 2021)
  • Presidents' Day (February 15, 2021)
  • Memorial Day (May 31, 2021)
  • Independence Day (July 4, 2021)
  • Independence Day, observed (July 5, 2021)
  • Labor Day (September 6, 2021)
  • Veterans Day (November 11, 2021)
  • Day after Thanksgiving (November 26, 2021)
  • Day after Christmas (December 26, 2021)
  • New Year's Eve 2021 (December 31, 2021)
  • New Year's Day 2022 (January 1, 2022)


  • Easter (April 4, 2021)
  • Thanksgiving (November 25, 2021)
  • Christmas Eve (December 24, 2021)
  • Christmas Day (December 25, 2021)