Split Rock Lighthouse

Split Rock Lighthouse.

Come for the view, stay for the story

Split Rock Lighthouse.

Come for the view, stay for the story


April 30 – October 24, 2022
Open daily, 10:00 am–6:00 pm.

(The site will close at 4:00 p.m. on September 18, 2022)

Getting here

3713 Split Rock Lighthouse Rd.
Two Harbors, MN 55616

Map & directions


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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Behold 1000 watts of ship-stopping power! Experience the sights, the history, and the technology behind this signature Minnesota landmark anchored on the rocky coast of Lake Superior.

The light on at dusk, with the fog signal at the right and a crescent moon in the background

Featured event

The Keeper’s View: Bringing History to the Surface

Sun., Jul 31, 2022, 6:3010:00 pm

The Keeper’s View event returns for a second year. Join us for an evening featuring the experts on shipwreck mapping, the Great Lakes Shipwreck Preservation Society. Doors open at 6:30 pm. Choose from a 7:00 pm or 8:00 pm lecture when purchasing your ticket. The Split Rock beacon will be lit from 9:00–10:00 pm.

Upcoming events

Dark Sky Night at Split Rock Lighthouse
Split Rock Lighthouse, Two Harbors
Thu., Aug 11, 2022, 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Photography at the Rock Featuring Adam Bjornberg
Split Rock Lighthouse, Two Harbors
Sat., Aug 13, 2022, 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Regular site admission
Grand Views Tour
Split Rock Lighthouse, Two Harbors
Sat., Aug 20, 2022, 8:30 am - 11:00 am
$35/MNHS members save 20%

The most dangerous piece of water in the world

A November gale that wrecked nearly 30 ships in 1905 prompted this rugged landmark's construction. When the U.S. Lighthouse Service completed Split Rock Light Station in 1910, it soon became one of Minnesota's best known destinations.

Nestled in a Minnesota State Park, Split Rock Lighthouse is one of the most photographed and visited spots in the state, with a drama-filled history and breathtaking Lake Superior views. If you haven't visited lately, now is the time to pay homage to a true North Shore icon.

lighthouse at dusk