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Name: Two Harbors Light  

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Nearest Town or City:
Two Harbors, Minnesota, United States

Location: Between Agate Bay and Burlington Bay, Lake Superior.

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Photo: Alan Culley

Managing Organization:
Lake County Historical Society

Telephone: 888-832-5606


The Lake County Historical Society operates this lighthouse as a bed and breakfast inn. All funds generated go toward the preservation of the light station.

Tower Height: 50

Description of Tower: Red, square brick tower attached to keeper's house.

This light is operational

Other Buildings?
Attached two-story brick keeper's house, fog signal building, wood storage building, assistant keeper's house, oil house, garage.

Date Established: 1892

Date Present Tower Built: 1892

Date Automated: 1982

Optics: 1892: Fourth order Fresnel lens (now at Inland Seas Museum in Vermillion, Ohio); later: DCB-224. The DCB-224 lens was removed from the lantern in July of 2020 and replaced with a modern optic.

Current Use: Bed and breakfast inn, active aid to navigation.

Open To Public? Yes.

Self-guided tours are available Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and on Sundays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. from May through October. Contact the Lake County Historical Society office at 218-834-4898 for winter tours.

Take 7th Street off US Route 61 toward Lake Superior in Two Harbors. Turn left at First Street, then turn left at Third Street and follow to the lighthouse.

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places

Nearby Lodging: Several guest rooms are available at the lighthouse. Call (218) 834-4814 or (888) 832-5606 for information and reservations.

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