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Biloxi Lighthouse

Hwy 90 & Porter Ave, Biloxi, MS
+1 228-374-3105
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Pretty lighthouse

Once you have viewed the lighthouse, you have done all there is to do. It is in the middle of the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Gautier, Mississippi
Feel good feeling

I drive by our lighthouse at least once a week! Makes me feel good I live in a touristy-town... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Biloxi, Mississippi
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The Biloxi Lighthouse was erected in 1848 and was one of the first cast-iron lighthouses in the South. It is the city's signature landmark and has become a post-Katrina symbol of the city's resolve and resilience. The light was civilian operated from 1848 to 1939, and is notable for its several female lightkeepers, including Maria Younghans, who tended the light for 53 years. In 1939, the U.S. Coast Guard assumed responsibility for the light's operation.After being declared surplus property in 1968, the Biloxi Lighthouse was deeded to the City of Biloxi, which eventually opened it to public tours.The lighthouse has withstood many storms over the years. Katrina's storm surge enveloped a third of the 64-foot tall lighthouse, and the constant pounding from the water and winds toppled many bricks that lined the interior of the cast iron tower. The storm’s winds also broke many of the windows in the light cupola and destroyed the structure's electrical systemIn March 2010, the city re-opened the lighthouse to public tours after a 14-month, $400,000 restoration that was funded by FEMA and MEMA and completed by Biloxi contractor J.O. Collins.
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Hwy 90 & Porter Ave, Biloxi, MS
+1 228-374-3105
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Once you have viewed the lighthouse, you have done all there is to do. It is in the middle of the median and you cannot enter or tour the lighthouse.

Thank jblack12017
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I drive by our lighthouse at least once a week! Makes me feel good I live in a touristy-town. Always something to do, see or eat every weekend. I wasn't born here but I got here as fast as I could. When you visit Biloxi,...More

Thank ZeroBoxes
Reviewed 5 days ago

My son and I took the tour at 9:00 am. There are only a couple of early morning tours offered because there is no air conditioning and it becomes quite warm when the sun comes up. What a treat. Our tour guide was wonderful and...More

Thank Lynjon351
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is about the only thing left standing after hurricanes Camille (1960's) and Katrina. It's iconic and means a great deal to the citizens of the Mississippi Gulf Coast. There is no entry allowed, however, so snap a photo and then go across the street...More

Thank JeenyReeny
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Don't let the small size fool you, there is so much history in this Mississippi icon! Worth a stop. Be sure to also stop in the Biloxi Visitor Center and take a selfie with the lighthouse from the second floor balcony.

Thank Sharom03111
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went there yesterday. The girl was really nice! She didn't get upset by all the questions I asked. Lol . She was super friendly!!

Thank summergirl1986
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's a smaller lighthouse than I'm used to visiting but that made the climb easier. They only give tours between 9:00 and 9:45 so go early. It can be really hot inside, it might be miserable with a large group. Me, my husband and the...More

1  Thank Katbond23
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is just a lighthouse, it is not anything special. It is literally in the middle of the street as you get off the highway.

Thank smithnathan972
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I wouldn't suggest coming from a long way to see it, but it is a very pretty lighthouse with a nice history.

Thank Micah L
Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

Not raining now, but the lighthouse tour is closed today. Plan to go on a completely clear day. Unfortunately rain looks to be a possibility the rest of our trip.

Thank Kristin G
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Lyn N
12 March 2017|
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Response from sowardgrandpapa1 | Reviewed this property |
The latest information that I have is that tours are Monday - Saturday (weather permitting) 9, 9:15 and 9:30. Admission: Adults $5.00 and Children 2-12 $2.00. No reservation needed. Their phone number is 228-374-3105. There... More
Cathy B
18 September 2016|
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Response from lighthousekeeper80 | Property representative |
Tours are $5 for adults, $2 for children and are given at 9, 9:15, and 9:30am. Tickets can be purchased from the Visitors Center across the street.