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Shipping Policy

If you have any questions or concerns about our shipping policy or your shipment, please call 651-259-3010 or email us at historycenterstores@mnhs.org.

Packages sent within the continental United States are shipped using UPS or USPS (see shipping options below). Items shipped from Split Rock Lighthouse are sent U.S. Mail First Class.  Packages addressed to PO Boxes and Military Boxes are shipped using U.S. Mail First Class. Packages sent outside the continental U.S. are sent with U.S. International First Class.

Days & Hours of Operation

Most orders of in stock items ship from St. Paul within 48 hours of the day the order is placed. Orders placed after noon (central time) on Friday and on weekends usually will ship within three business days.  Our mail room is closed on weekends and on the following holidays: Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, Independence Day, Veteran's Day, and Labor Day.

Estimated Transit Times

We offer a variety of merchandise shipping options. Below are some basic guidelines.

USPS Standard - transit time for USPS First varies geographically but is typically 2-7 business days. 

UPS Ground - the transit time for UPS Ground varies geographically but is typically 2-7 business days, not including Saturdays or Sundays. Delivery within Minnesota is typically next day for orders placed before noon (central time).

UPS 2 Day Air - 2 business days (Saturday and Sunday do not count as shipping days) for orders placed before noon (central time).

UPS Next Day Air -  1 business day (Saturday and Sunday do not count as shipping days) for orders placed before noon (central time).

Shipping Charges: Shipping charges are carrier-calculated and based upon product weights.

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