Hours and Admission

January 1 - March 1, 2023

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

Hours

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 New Year's Day (January 1, 2023).
  • Closed January, 26, 2023.

Admission

Free

March 2 – April 16, 2023

The visitor center, fog signal building, and historic grounds are open to visitors with a grounds pass. Access to the lighthouse and keeper's house are only available on the Keeper's Tour.

Hours

Day Hours
Monday 10:00 am-4:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am-4:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am-4:00 pm
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
  • Beginning March 11, the Keeper's Tour is offered at 11:00 am and 1:00 pm on Saturdays, and 11:00 am on Sundays.
  • Closed Easter (April 9, 2023)

Admission

  Cost
Grounds pass
Includes access to the visitor center, historic grounds, and fog signal building.
$8
(Free for MNHS members)
Keeper's Tour
Private 60-minute guided tour of the historic site includes lighthouse and keeper’s house.
$25
$20 for MNHS members
Children ages 4 and under Free

History-Connects (Reduced Admission)

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April 17 - 21, 2023

The lighthouse, visitor center, and historic grounds are closed.

April 22 – April 28, 2023

The visitor center, fog signal building, and historic grounds are open to visitors with a grounds pass. Access to the lighthouse and keeper's house are only available on the Keeper's Tour.

Hours

Day Hours
Monday 10:00 am-4:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am-4:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am-4:00 pm
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
  • The Keeper's Tour is offered at 11:00 am and 1:00 pm on Saturdays, and 11:00 am on Sundays.

Admission

  Cost
Grounds pass
Includes access to the visitor center, historic grounds, and fog signal building.
$8
(Free for MNHS members)
Keeper's Tour
Private 60-minute guided tour of the historic site includes lighthouse and keeper’s house.
$25
$20 for MNHS members
Children ages 4 and under Free

History-Connects (Reduced Admission)

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April 29 – October 23, 2023

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.

Hours

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 offered daily at 9:00 am
  • Last admission sold at 5:45 pm

Admission

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

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

 

$12
$10


$8
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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October 24 – December 18, 2023

Hours

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
  • Closed on Thanksgiving (November 23, 2023)

Admission

  Cost
Grounds Pass
Includes access to the visitor center, historic grounds, and fog signal building.
$8
Free for MNHS members
(On-site only)
Keeper's Tour
Private 60-minute guided tour of the historic site includes lighthouse and keeper’s house. Offered 11:00 am and 1:00 pm on Saturdays.
$25
$20 for MNHS members
Children ages 4 and under Free

Keeper's Tour offered Saturdays, beginning October 28.

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December 19 – 25, 2023

The lighthouse, visitor center, and historic grounds are closed.

December 26, 2023 - January 1, 2024

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

Hours

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

Admission

  Cost
Grounds pass
Includes access to the visitor center and historic grounds.
$8
(Free for MNHS members)
Children ages 4 and under Free

History-Connects (Reduced Admission)
Museums on Us

2022 Holiday schedule

Open​

  • New Year's Day (January 1, 2022)
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day (January 17, 2022)
  • Presidents' Day (February 21, 2022)
  • Memorial Day (May 30, 2022)
  • Independence Day (July 4, 2022)
  • Labor Day (September 5, 2022)
  • Veterans Day (November 11, 2022)
  • Day after Thanksgiving (November 25, 2022)
  • Day after Christmas (December 26, 2022)
  • New Year's Eve (December 31, 2022)
  • New Year's Day 2023 (January 1, 2023)

Closed

  • Easter (April 17, 2022)
  • Thanksgiving (November 24, 2022)
  • Christmas Eve (December 24, 2022)
  • Christmas Day (December 25, 2022)

2023 Holiday schedule

Open​

  • New Year's Day (January 1, 2023)
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day (January 16, 2023)
  • Presidents' Day (February 20, 2023)
  • Memorial Day (May 29, 2023)
  • Independence Day (July 4, 2023)
  • Labor Day (September 4, 2023)
  • Veterans Day (November 11, 2023)
  • Day after Thanksgiving (November 24, 2023)
  • New Year's Eve 2023 (December 31, 2023)
  • New Year's Day 2024 (January 1, 2024)

Closed

  • Easter (April 9, 2023)
  • Thanksgiving (November 23, 2023)
  • Christmas Eve (December 24, 2023)
  • Christmas Day (December 25, 2023)

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