3713 Split Rock Lighthouse Rd.
Two Harbors MN 55616
Directions: On Minn. State Hwy. 61, 20 miles northeast of Two Harbors. Map
Admission: $9 adults, $7 seniors and college students, $6 children ages 6-17; free for children age 5 and under and MHS members.
Hours: Summer Hours: May 15 through Oct. 21, 2012; daily, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Visitor Center until 6:30 p.m.
Winter Hours: Oct. 16 through May 15, 2012; Thursday through Monday, 11 a.m to 4 p.m. (Visitor Center, Museum Store and grounds only. No admission fee is charged, but a State Park vehicle permit is required.) Closed Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas.
Split Rock Lighthouse Open House
Split Rock Lighthouse, Two Harbors MN
Dates: June 8, 2013
Time: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Enjoy the beauty and history of Minnesota’s North Shore during an open house at Split Rock Lighthouse and State Park. Admission is FREE to both the Lighthouse and the State Park. Tour the light station, keepers house and fog signal building. Stop by the Visitor Center to see exhibits on the North Shore’s tourism and commercial fishing industries, and view a film about the early shipping industry on Lake Superior.
Lighthouse & Keeper’s House
Guided tours of the light station leave from the visitor center at the top of the hour. Visitors can also tour the site and climb the lighthouse on their own.
Costumed guides in the lighthouse and the keeper’s home show what life was like for the light keepers and their families in the early 1920’s.
Four of the historic buildings are open to visitors:
- fog signal building
- oil house
- keeper’s restored home
Lake Superior’s North Shore
The North Shore Scenic Drive is Minnesota’s only All-American Roadway and is a destination in itself.
North Shore Attractions
- Explore Minnesota – Northeast destination area
- Gitchi-Gami State Trail
- Lake County (R.J. Houle) Visitor Information Center
- Lake Superior Water Trail
- North Shore Scenic Drive
- Superior Hiking Trail
- Two Harbors Chamber of Commerce
- Two Harbors Lighthouse
- Lake Superior’s Historic Shipwrecks