Shipping and Handling Information


Shipping Policy

If you have any questions or concerns about our shipping policy or your shipment, please email us at

Shipping Rates

Shipping rates are determined by total order weight and order destination. Shipping rates and options are shown at completion of your order, before payment is collected. Shipping times selected at checkout do not include processing and packaging, which usually takes two to four days.

Days & Hours of Operation
Processing and packaging of in-stock items generally takes two to four days from the day the order is placed. Shipping times selected at check-out are based on when the order leaves the mail room after processing and packing, and tracking numbers are emailed at that point. Orders placed after noon (central time) on Friday and on weekends usually will ship within the three following 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.

UPS Ground - Packages sent from the History Center within the continental United States are shipped using UPS Ground, except for PO Boxes and Military Boxes. The transit time for UPS Ground varies geographically but is typically 2-7 business days, not including Saturdays or Sundays. 

USPS -  Items shipped from Split Rock Lighthouse are sent using Priority Mail. Packages addressed to PO Boxes and Military Boxes are shipped using Priority Mail. Packages sent outside the continental U.S. are sent using the most economical method. Estimated ship times are typically 7-14 days.