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Biloxi Lighthouse

Hwy 90 & Porter Ave, Biloxi, MS
+1 228-374-3105
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Beautiful little lighthouse - worth going up!

Tours are $5 each and only happen once per day around 9am because it gets too hot as the day... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Karen R
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Greenville, South Carolina
Nice light house

This light house splits the highway between Biloxi and Gulfport. Very old and operational. Nice... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
OleBig
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Warner Robins, Georgia
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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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Hours Today: 09:00 - 09:45
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Hwy 90 & Porter Ave, Biloxi, MS
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+1 228-374-3105
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Tours are $5 each and only happen once per day around 9am because it gets too hot as the day progresses - its was hot at 9am. I'd call ahead - call the Visitor's Center - it's directly across the street and where the tours...More

Thank Karen R
Reviewed 4 days ago

This light house splits the highway between Biloxi and Gulfport. Very old and operational. Nice piece of scenery.

1  Thank OleBig
Reviewed 5 days ago

If you are into lighthouses, this one is very much worth a visit. You need to see it in the daylight and then also at sunset or night.

1  Thank casinolil
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We have lighthouses in NJ and a lot taller than this one, but it was cute and a good attraction to take a picture of. If you don't live in a coastal area and never went in and traversed the stairs of a lighthouse, than...More

Thank requinn3
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Omg...my family and i really enjoyed our stay in Biloxi! Everything was great!! That's a great vacation spot! Show nuff the water park! It was amazing!! ♥️♥️♥️

Thank Keya B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The fact that this lighthouse is still hanging in there with all the various storms and surge that comes thru this area, is incredible.

Thank Walby
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a good family activity. Our tour guide told us facts about the lighthouse, and my kids were very interested. Seeing the water levels marked on the inside really puts the severity of the hurricanes into perspective. It is a small lighthouse, and I...More

Thank Aimee G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very neat activity, great view of the beach. My Mom and I watched the sunrise near the lighthouse, gorgeous. A good family activity.

Thank Mama_B1A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's pretty small and in the middle of the street. Located between the visitor center and the beach. You can't miss it. Nice to look at but that's it.

Thank Carlos C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful lighthouse but not much of an attraction. There are actually 2 lighthouses in Biloxi both worth a drive by not much for a destination.

Thank Meg R
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Lyn N
what are the times for the tour
12 March 2017|
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Response from ZeroBoxes | Reviewed this property |
9, 9:15, 9:30. am
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Cathy B
How much does it cost to go to the lighthouse?
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.
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