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Split Rock Lighthouse Offers New Tour, Programs this Spring

Courtesy Minnesota Historical Society

Split Rock Lighthouse is gearing up for spring with a slate of new programs that kick off March 1, including daily pop-up history presentations and a photography exhibit that rotates monthly called “Photography at the Rock.” The first featured photographer is Christian Dalbec who specializes in wave and water photography as well as drone work. He will be on site on March 1, 13 and 31.

Beginning March 13 visitors can go on a new Keeper’s Tour which is a guided tour of the lighthouse and keeper’s house that brings to life stories of the lightstation. It is currently the only way to go inside the lighthouse. The tour is 45 minutes long and will be limited to 10 people to ensure social distancing and other COVID-19 safety protocols can be maintained. It will be offered Saturdays at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. and Sundays at 10:30 a.m. in March and April, with expanded tour hours starting May 1. The tour cost is $25.

Visitors not wanting to take the tour can purchase a Grounds Pass beginning March 1, which provides access to the grounds, visitor center, and fog signal building. The Grounds Pass cost is $8.

Split Rock Lighthouse staff are working on ways to increase access to the lighthouse for more guests this summer. Look for additional admission categories that include lighthouse access beginning Memorial Day Weekend.

Grounds Pass: $8
Hours: Daily, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.. Starting May 1, Daily, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Tickets: Available onsite or by calling the box office at 651-259-3015
Website: www.mnhs.org/splitrock


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