Split Rock Lighthouse

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Rates

  • $9 adults; $7 seniors (65+), active military & college students w/ID; $6 children 6–17

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  • Twenty miles northeast of Two Harbors on Highway 61, the Scenic North Shore Drive. Located in Split Rock Lighthouse State Park. Free onsite parking (seasonal) GPS: 47.2010,-91.3671

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  • Summer: mid May-mid Oct: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. Winter: Visitor Center & Store open 11-4 Thursdays - Mondays. Please call ahead for field trip or other group reservations.

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  • Accessible to Disabled
  • Can Accommodate Groups of 45 or more

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Events

  1. Beacon Lighting to Commemorate Edmund Fitzgerald

    3713 Split Rock Lighthouse Rd
    Two Harbors, MN 55616
    Call: 218-226-6372

    This popular annual event at Split Rock Lighthouse commemorates the 1975 sinking of the freighter “Edmund Fitzgerald." A film about the Fitzgerald will be shown in the Visitor Center theater continuously throughout the afternoon. The lighthouse and the fog signal building will be open from noon to 6 p.m. The lighthouse will close temporarily at 4:30 p.m. while the names of the 29 lost crew members are read to the tolling of a ship’s bell. Following the ceremony, the beacon will be lit and the tower once again opened for visitors to tour.
    This is the only opportunity each year when visitors can climb to the top of the tower and see the beacon lit and revolving.

  2. Split Rock Lighthouse Children's Day

    3713 Split Rock Lighthouse Rd
    Two Harbors, MN 55616
    Call: (218) 226-6372

    Tours geared for youngsters highlight this popular annual event, which is free for children (regular site admission applies for adults). Visitors will hear stories of the children who lived at the light station, join in special games and participate in fun 1920's themed activities.

  3. Split Rock Lighthouse Open House

    3713 Split Rock Lighthouse Road
    Two Harbors, MN 55616
    Call: (218) 226-6372

    Enjoy the beauty and history of Minnesota's North Shore during an open house at Split Rock Lighthouse State Park and the historic site, which both offer free admission. Tours of the light station will be offered, and a film about the early shipping industry on Lake Superior and exhibits on the North Shore's tourism and commercial fishing industries are available in the Visitor Center.

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  1. Split Rock Lighthouse State Park

    3755 Split Rock Lighthouse Road
    Two Harbors, MN 55616
    Call: 218-226-6377

    This State Park on the North Shore of Lake Superior offers cart-in and backpack campsites. Activities in the park include 12 miles of hiking trail; 8 miles of paved bike trail; lake, river and stream fishing, snowshoe trails and intermediate level cross-country skiing. The park offers excellent views of Lake Superior. Split Rock Lighthouse historic site is located in the park.

  2. Split Rock Lighthouse State Park - Activities

    3755 Split Rock Lighthouse Road
    Two Harbors, MN 55616
    Call: 218-595-7625

    This state park, on the North Shore of Lake Superior, offers cart-in and backpack camp sites. 12 mi of hiking trail and 6 mi mtn bike trail, river and stream fishing, 8 mi of intermediate level cross-country skiing and miles of snowshoe trail with superb views of Lake Superior. Split Rock Lighthouse historic site is located in the park.

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