Fans of Split Rock Lighthouse will soon be able to get the full tour experience once again. The Minnesota Historical Society, who operates the lighthouse, announced on Facebook that they will be opening all of the buildings again for general admission tours soon.

Starting Friday, May 28, you'll be able to explore all of the buildings on site, including the ability to tour the Split Rock Lighthouse Tower and Keeper’s House as part of a general admission tour ticket.

The reopening of the tower and Keeper's House to visitors for general admission tours gives visitors the opportunity to explore all of the coolest aspects of the facilities at your own pace, with staff stationed in both buildings to help you navigate the site or answer any questions.

If you've never been on a tour at Split Rock, another great option to consider as well is the guided "Keeper's Tour", which is a private 60-minute guided tour that leads you through the buildings with plenty of history about the site and stories about the lighthouse keepers and their families.

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However you plan to visit, here is the current guidance related to COVID-19 protocols while visiting Split Rock Lighthouse:

  • Visitors and staff are not required to wear masks while on-site. The CDC and MDH recommend masking for all unvaccinated people. Please be respectful of staff and visitors whatever their decision.
  • They are conducting enhanced cleaning of high-touch surfaces and providing hand-sanitizing stations for visitors.
  • If you are feeling sick, have flu-like symptoms, or have been in contact with someone who has recently had COVID-19, they ask that you please visit us another time.

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