Field Trips: Split Rock Lighthouse
Experience the sights and history behind this signature Minnesota landmark while learning about the region and technology that made such a marvel a necessity.
A visit to Minnesota’s most recognized landmark challenges students to learn through four engaging stations, each 15-20 minutes. Bookings include a showing of our 13-minute film. Topics include:
History of Split Rock Light
Provides a timeline of the Split Rock area, our station, why it was built, its construction, and a general overview of the station buildings.
Living and Working at Split Rock
Shares what life was like for the families living at the station and some of the keepers’ duties and responsibilities at Split Rock. This includes exploration of the restored Keeper’s House.
Light Station Technology
Discusses how the Fresnel lens works, how fog signals changed over time, and how Split Rock’s signal worked.
Students get a closer look at and learn about Split Rock Lighthouse’s original lens and equipment by going into the tower.
All programs support state of Minnesota academic standards in social studies.
3713 Split Rock Lighthouse Rd
Two Harbors MN, 55616
- $8 per student, $80 minimum group fee
- District staff free
- One free adult per 10 students
- Admission costs are for anyone age 4 and over
No payment will be accepted the day of the field trip. All schools will be invoiced after their trip. For more information see our Program Policies.
- Length: 90 to 120 minutes (For groups under time constraints, specific stations can be chosen.)
- Picnic facilities are available in the adjacent Split Rock Lighthouse State Park.
- Free bus parking
- For groups smaller than 20, the core experience will be modified to better accommodate group size.
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