Split Rock Lighthouse

Designated a National Historic Landmark in 2011, Split Rock Lighthouse is a rare example of a highly intact 20th-century Great Lakes light station. Perched atop a 130-foot cliff, it served as a vital aid to navigation from 1910 to 1969, guiding ship traffic carrying iron ore from the nation's largest iron ore mines in northern Minnesota.

Academic Standards: 

All programs support state of Minnesota academic standards in social studies. 

Field Trip Options

Split Rock Lighthouse

A visit to Minnesota's most recognized landmark challenges students to learn about navigation, geography, science and technology. Students also explore the industries vital to this area -- iron ore, fishing and tourism.

Grades: K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Cost: $6 per student