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Biloxi Lighthouse

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Address: Hwy 90 & Porter Ave, Biloxi, MS
Phone Number: 228-374-3105
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Description: The Biloxi Lighthouse was erected in 1848 and was one of the first...
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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This icon is a cinch to find; and in addition to a neat tour, there is the visitor center opposite the beach. The history of one family tending to the lighthouse for 3... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 26, 2015
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68 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

nice older light house, I did not go inside, but I walked around it for a few min and took some pictures......

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Coral Springs, Florida
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Not much to see here. I was expecting a towering lighthouse and I don't think this one is much taller than two stories. It might be historic but not worth any effort to visit.

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Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
26 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

I love this lighthouse I have to get a picture of it every time I go here beautiful! You have to take time and stop and admire and enjoy.

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Mountain Home, Arkansas
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17 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

This icon is a cinch to find; and in addition to a neat tour, there is the visitor center opposite the beach. The history of one family tending to the lighthouse for 3 generations is a credit to them. The tour is short, but worth the time. Climbing the inside is not for those who are physically challenged or have... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Neat Oh! They let you go to the top and will even take your picture of you with your camera. Lots of History, nice, knowledgeable tour guides and a good price! Go early, tours start at 9:00 AM and END at 9:30 AM. But I LOVED IT!

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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164 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Nice looking lighthouse but it's really not that impressive. I really would not waste that much time there except for snapping a couple of pictures.

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9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Beautiful lighthouse with a great story, and the flood lines inside are so interesting. I've been a few times as I was friends with a lighthouse volunteer and I never get tired of the view! Buy tickets at the Visitor Center *before* going to the Lighthouse and be patient if tours aren't happening when you're there as staff is responsible... More 

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Patterson, Louisiana
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66 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

I'm in my late sixties and I remember this light house when I was a lad. I remember ships being forced into the shallows by storms and even a tugboat across the highway but the lighthouse still stood. I look forward to seeing it when I visit but haven't stopped for a visit in a long time. It's like that... More 

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St Petersburg
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3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

Interesting location of a lighthouse on a major highway. Located in a scenic road with close location to the Gulf of Mexico.

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Ashland, Mississippi
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

i have been visting the coast for a few years now and i go more and more each year, i alway look at the light house i have never been inside but hope to soon ,see i have heart trouble it has with stood every thing that the ocean has hit it with its is still as beauitful as ever... More 

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Additional Information about Biloxi Lighthouse

Address: Address: Hwy 90 & Porter Ave, Biloxi, MS
Phone Number: 228-374-3105
Location: United States  >  Mississippi (MS)  >  Biloxi
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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