Take advantage of free day or children’s day at Split Rock Lighthouse

Split Rock Lighthouse on the North Shore will offer free admission from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, June 11, in conjunction with the DNR’s statewide State Parks Open House. Visitors can enjoy the historic site’s regular program and explore the surrounding Split Rock Lighthouse State Park.

Split Rock is open every day from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. from late spring through fall. Visit the historic site to enjoy spectacular views of Lake Superior, to learn about Minnesota’s shipping history including the story of the lighthouse and to enjoy the neighboring park and trails.

If you can’t make it this weekend, aim for two weeks from now, when the lighthouse holds its Children’s Day, June 25 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Young visitors are the focus of activities at the lighthouse on this special day, which features tours geared for kids, stories of the children who have lived at the light station, special games and the popular foghorn sound-alike contest. Free admission for ages 17 and under. Admission is $8 for adults, $6 for seniors and college students; FREE for MHS members.split rock lighthouse Hours

The Minnesota Historical Society site is located in Split Rock Lighthouse State Park on U.S. Hwy. 61, approximately 20 miles northeast of Two Harbors. Restored to its 1920s appearance, the lighthouse offers a glimpse of life in this remote and spectacular setting. Tour the lighthouse, fog-signal building and the restored keeper’s dwelling. The visitor center features an award-winning film, exhibits and a museum store. For more information, call 218-226-6372.

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