Split Rock Lighthouse.
Split Rock Lighthouse

Come for the view, stay for the story

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April 29 – October 23, 2023
Open daily, 10:00 am–6:00 pm

  • The site will close early on August 24 (4:00 pm)
  • The site will close early on September 6 (5:00 pm)


All hours


General admission
Self-guided tour includes access to all buildings and historic grounds including the lighthouse.
$12 / Free for MNHS members (On-site only) 

Grounds pass
Self-guided tour includes access to visitor center and historic grounds, excludes lighthouse and Keeper's home.
$8 / Free for MNHS members (On-site only)

Keeper's Tour 
Guided tour of historic grounds and lighthouse. Offered Friday-Sunday 9:00 am.
$25 / $20 for MNHS members

Children ages 4 and under: Free

History-Connects (Reduced Admission)
Museums on Us

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Getting here

3713 Split Rock Lighthouse Rd.
Two Harbors, MN 55616

Free parking for Historic Site visitors during site hours only. A State Park vehicle permit is required during off hours.

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What to see and do

Stories by Lantern Light at Split Rock Lighthouse


Many people helped make Split Rock Lighthouse the place it is today. With tales of daring survival and perspectives that range decades, join us as figures of Split Rock’s history share what their lives were like through a unique twilight tour.


See an award-winning film, explore the exhibits, and visit the museum store.


Get a glimpse of lighthouse life in this remote and spectacular setting. 


Comprised of 25 acres, the Split Rock Lighthouse historic site also includes the original fog signal building, oil house, and one of the original homes occupied by a lighthouse keeper and his family.

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.

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Upcoming special events

Split Rock Lighthouse: Grand Views Tour

Grand Views Tour
September 30, 2023, 8:30 - 11am

Photography & Art at the Rock: Featuring Tom Spence

Photography & Art at the Rock

Featuring Tom Spence
September 30, 2023, 11am - 2pm

Stories by Lantern Light at Split Rock Lighthouse

Stories by Lantern Light
October 14, 2023, 6:30 - 8:40pm