Summer Activities

Get a glimpse of lighthouse life in this remote and spectacular setting. See firsthand how lighthouse keepers earned their unique livelihoods, and learn about the important role that shipping — and the lighthouse — played in Minnesota history.


Walk in the century-old footsteps of the lighthouse keepers.

State park and trails

Pitch a tent, strap on your boots, grab your paddle! The surrounding state park offers trails, waterways, and campgrounds for your favorite outdoor activities year-round.


Nature, wildlife, history, romance — there is no shortage of inspiration for photographers at Split Rock.

Historic buildings

Explore the restored keeper's house, lighthouse, oil house, and the fog signal building.

Field trips

Let students discover the sights, sounds, and technology of a historic lighthouse on Lake Superior.

Visitor center

Start your day at the visitor center to see an award-winning film, explore the exhibits, and visit the museum store.


Join us for one of our events.