Split Rock Lighthouse
3713 Split Rock Lighthouse Rd.
Two Harbors, MN 55616


Through May 14, 2017:
Visitor center and grounds only.
Thu-Mon 11 am-4 pm
May 15 - October 22, 2017:
Daily 10 am-6 pm
October 23, 2017 - May 14, 2018:
Visitor center and grounds only.
Thu-Mon 11 am-4 pm
Open Memorial Day, July 4 and Labor Day, 10 am-6 pm.
Closed Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.



  • $10 adults
  • $8 seniors and college students
  • $6 children 5-17
  • Free for children 4 and under and MNHS members



2017 Apr 21

Weather Forecast


Guided tours of the light station leave from the visitor center throughout the day. Visitors can also tour the site and climb the lighthouse on their own. Group tours are available by reservation.

Guided Tours

Visitors can explore four buildings on the property including the restored keeper's house, lighthouse, oil house and the fog signal building

Costumed guides in the keeper’s home and lighthouse show what life was like for the light keepers and their families in the early 1920's. The oil house stored the kerosene that provided illumination at the station until 1940 and was located well away from other buildings. Inside the fog signal building, visitors can learn about the compressed-air fog siren which was used at the first sign of fog, smoke or snow. They can also sound the fog siren and explore an exhibit about Great Lakes shipping.

Visitor Tips

  • Don't forget your camera and hiking shoes. The historic site and adjacent state park offer spectacular views of the lighthouse and Lake Superior both from the cliff top and from along the shoreline.
  • Weather can be unpredictable and cooler temperatures can be felt even in summer. Prepare for your visit by dressing in layers.


Explore our visitor amenities page for information on accessibility, parking and more.