Split Rock Lighthouse

Come for the view, stay for the story

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October 24 – December 18, 2023
Open Thursday–Monday, 10:00 am–4:00 pm

  • Closed on Thanksgiving (November 23, 2023)


All hours


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 Saturdays 11:00 am and 1:00 pm.
$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

Split Rock Lighthouse Visitor Center

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

Santa at the Lighthouse

Santa at the Lighthouse
December 9, 2023, 10am - 4pm

Santa at the Lighthouse

Santa at the Lighthouse
December 16, 2023, 10am - 4pm