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Biloxi Lighthouse

Hwy 90 & Porter Ave, Biloxi, MS
228-374-3105
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Ranked #8 of 36 attractions in Biloxi
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Lighthouses
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Jamaica
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26 reviews 26 reviews
20 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2012

Be sure to take Lighthouse Tour, you will climb to the top, tour cost 5.oo per person and lasts about 45 minutes. The guide we had was very knowlegable about Lighthouse, Biloxi, Hurricane Katrina. Who wouldn't enjoy view of white sand and blue water as far as you can see.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

Thought it was a lighthouse you could climb, didn't realize it was in the middle of road between lanes

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Fort Worth, Texas
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59 reviews 59 reviews
39 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2012

Not much too see anymore ... just a small light housee in the middle of the road ..... I'm sure it was very pretty at one time.;

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Louisville, Kentucky
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2012

Front porch with rocker to view the ocean and read the brochures from inside so you can plan what you want to do.

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Talihina
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2012

It was cool to see the old light house and how they had preserved it. Funny how they built the road around it. You have to watch for traffic if you want to get up close.

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Blue Springs, Missouri
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012

We did not realize we were to go across the street to the Visitors Center to purchase our tickets. The tour guide "trusted us on our honor" to take the tour and then pay. It is a nice, easy climb and a beautiful view at the top.

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Houston, Texas
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2012

When I was young, our family always traveled to Mobile, Alabama via the scenic route thru Biloxi. My sister and I would always have a game as to who could see the old lighthouse first as we entered the city.The Lighthouse was the only thing I recognized as my husband and I traveled thru Biloxi this week. Gone are all... More

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Thibodaux, Louisiana
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76 reviews 76 reviews
32 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2012 via mobile

The lighthouse is so beautiful and you can see the beach from it. Beautiful area and scenery. The Beau Rivage and the Hard Rock Hotel is in plain view.

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Shreveport, Louisiana
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78 reviews 78 reviews
33 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2012

We didn't get a chance to go in, but read up on the history at the visitor center. It's not as grand as the lighthouses on the pacific coast, but still pretty decent.

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Norman, Oklahoma
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254 reviews 254 reviews
74 attraction reviews
345 helpful votes 345 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2012

This is a really great Lighthouse to see, it's one of the few Lighthouses still standing that is over 100 years old. Really enjoyed it.

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