If you've never been up the North Shore to see Split Rock, here is a chance to go for free!  It's okay to play tourist in your own backyard.  Just don't feed the seagulls.

Enjoy the beauty and history of Minnesota's North Shore during an open house at Split Rock Lighthouse and State Park. Admission is FREE to both the Lighthouse and the State Park on June 9th from 10am-6pm. Tour the light station, keeper’s house and fog signal building. Stop by the Visitor Center to see exhibits on the North Shore's tourism and commercial fishing industries, and view a film about the early shipping industry on Lake Superior.

You could also check out "Children’s Day" at Split Rock Lighthouse on June 23rd from 10am-6pm. There is a charge of $9 for adults, $7 for seniors and college students, and free for ages 17 and under!

Tours geared for children highlight "Children's Day." Families can learn about the children who lived at the light station, join in special games and participate in a scavenger hunt.

For more information visit www.mnhs.org/splitrock.

(Information from a Minnesota Historical Society press release)