2019 Tour Schedule

Memorial Day through September 8, 2019

Every Friday and Saturday:

North Pier Walking Tour leaves from Tiscornia Beach at 10:00am

On this hour-long walking tour, we begin on the beach at 10:00am, prior to Open Hours. Trek the length of the North Pier with a guide, covering 180 years of lighthouse history. Includes climb to the lantern room of the Inner Lighthouse for a bird’s-eye view!
$10 Adult Ticket. $5 Child Ticket. 

Lighthouse Open Hours

Wednesdays–7pm to sunset

Fridays and Saturdays–10am to 2pm

Sundays–12pm to 4pm

Explore the Inner Lighthouse at your own pace and learn about the Twin Cities’ rich maritime heritage.
View the first floor Exhibit: Free
Tower Climb Tour to lantern: $5/person
(Tickets sold on site only, payment by cash or card. First-come, first served.)

2019 Select Days with Special Open Hours:

  • May 12–Mother’s Day–10am to 2pm
  • June 21–Summer Solstice–7pm (limited room on the gallery)
  • July 13–Krasl Art Fair–7pm to 9pm (in addition to regular hours)
  • Sept. 1–Tri-State Regatta–8am to 10am (in addition to regular hours)
  • Fridays in August–Coffee and a Climb–6am to 8am


Reminder: If weather or lake conditions become hazardous, scheduled tours and open hours may be cancelled for safety reasons. Signage at Tiscornia Park will display the status of the current day’s Lighthouse Tours; please be advised that cancellation decisions typically occur at the last minute. Thank you for your understanding!